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Someone hacked my site and put a bunch of links on my pages

Discussion in 'Blogging' started by dizen, May 27, 2010.

  1. dizen

    dizen Regular Member

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    Someone hacked my site and put a bunch of links on my pages to their site

    I emailed him and asked this jerk to remove his links within 24 hours or I am going to report to france police , his hosting and Google.

    This jerk is really pissing me off

    I am in the process of searching for his code in my WP database.

    Damn, I use securewp and wp 2.92 , thought securewp was enough to prtect my blogs.
     
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  2. dizen

    dizen Regular Member

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    I can't find his code in my database and template files ... any ideas of how to remove his links?

    all of his links started with "this blog supports" and he put it at the end of posts
     
  3. gordongekko

    gordongekko Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    try using the firefox add-on "firebug " to view the code for a sample post.
     
  4. Wings[SENSE]

    Wings[SENSE] Regular Member

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    You should seriously report him. I hate jerks like him!
     
  5. imperial109

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    If you site is WH and not feeding off of someone's content, then sue his butt.
     
  6. Dadelius

    Dadelius Regular Member

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    Happening alot lately, it's a good idea to change the default "admin" login to something unique.

    Sorry about the site, shit list him everywhere.
     
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    Yeah, this should be posted in the Shit List.
    Post the email and links there as well, so we can all watch out for this jerk. I doubt any of it traces back to a real identity though. It would be pretty stupid for a hacker to do that. It's still a good idea to report him to the police, but it's doubtful they'll be able to track him down. Unless he's stupid of course.
     
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    Yeah, you really should consider changing your password to something new and random at least once a week. This will cut down this issue happening again. Be sure to change anything that you have in relation with anything else from your site using that password as well.

    Hacks like to choke out the user by grabbing emails, passwords and user ids, then using them all over the place to see where they can get lucky. This process normally starts by their following your rss and social bookmark links and feeds, to gain your id and then work their way right down the line until they own your online persona, abusing the crap out of it.

    IF they got into your site, your email lists and customers are in danger. I suggest you change all of your email passwords, create new emails, moving the lists over and deleting the old, advising your members that " you are doing a routine update to avoid recent hacking attempts on your servers " and advise them to signup under your new list, sending them the link to go and sign up as your last communication from that email before closing it out.

    They will respond well due to you showing you want to protect them as well as yourself.

    Sorry to hear that happened to you. That sucks. Some people have no ethics whatsoever.
     
  10. safety101

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    did the jerk reply????? what did he say????????
     
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    one possible solution to prevent future hacking once you resolve this is to incorporate a plugin that will move your login page to a location of your choosing. For instance, Joomla has an extension that moves the admin page so bots and hackers cannot find it.
    I'm not sure if such a WP plugin exists, but one could be easily developed. Also, you can change your database prefixes as well. Most sites like WP and Joomla are hacked because part of the equation, such as location of admin login, db prefixes, and admin username are left at the default.
     
  12. wpbacklinks

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    is your site is wordpress based site?

    backup your database then remove your old wordpress scripts (exclude wp-content), get latest fresh wordpress zip at wordpress.org, upload your script.

    make sure you change the username from admin to other username (look:phpmyadmin)
    copy new empty html in every directories such as themes, wp-content, plugins, elsewhere..