I've been hacked twice with wordpress plugins!

Discussion in 'Web Design' started by RightInTwo, Feb 26, 2010.

  1. RightInTwo

    RightInTwo Power Member

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    I've switched to wordpress recently that has been very easy for me to set up.

    I was using plugins to create functionality that I desired, and I have now been hacked not once, but TWICE in the last 4 months.

    Anyone know of a way for me to scan my godaddy server? Almost like a virus scan on a computer?

    I had to remove everything, but i'm still worried there might still be a trojan sitting there somewhere.

    If a plugin is on the wordpress.org site, is it safe to use? Any suggestions?
     
  2. Hijinx

    Hijinx Junior Member

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    There is tons of content @ wordpress on how to secure your site as well as a few plugins... My advice is for you to delete any scripts your not using, have/change different passwords for all websites / databases etc... and contact godaddy support to see if they can track down what happened.
     
  3. spillsplash

    spillsplash Junior Member

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  4. snap2

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    Like Hijink said above, I'd definitely contact GoDaddy Support to see if they can track down what happened.