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What To Do If Your Blog Gets Hacked

Discussion in 'Blogging' started by The Scarlet Pimp, Jan 28, 2010.

  1. The Scarlet Pimp

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    When Your Wordpress Blog Gets Hacked,

    It happens to most bloggers at some point ? your Wordpress blog gets pwned, and you?re not sure where to even start. I?ve gone through this process enough times, helping friends restore their blogs after a hack that it seemed like it might be helpful if I wrote an article about it.

    This article will deal with how to restore your Wordpress install, and perhaps more importantly, where to look to try to determine the nature of the attack so that you can make sure it won?t happen again. The vast majority of the techniques and principles mentioned in this article apply to any website, not just Wordpress blogs, but a few sections are Wordpress specific.

    Actually, the latter is what most of this article will deal with, since spending the time to restore your blog is a complete waste of time if the vulnerability that allowed it to get hacked has not been addressed.

    If you?re not a pro, you probably just haven?t been exposed to this kind of forensics in the past, and failing to address the root of the problem (no pun intended) is why your blog may be repeatedly hacked over and over.

    Read Article:
    http://www.snipe.net/2010/01/when-wordpress-gets-hacked/
     
  2. jolt3500

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    Thanks for the post. This is something that I have just started working on.