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WordPress sites being hacked en-mass


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Old Apr 9, 2010, 08:20 AM
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WordPress sites being hacked en-mass

It looks like there is some unknown exploit that is being used to hack into WordPress sites en-mass.
The following threads and sites will tell you more about it and how you can find out if you are effected.

http://wordpress.org/support/topic/385477

http://techcocktail.com/home/2010/04...earch-engines/

Note: third link removed - - see post #2
update: seems this site was itself hacked - the author believes it is clean now the site is www christopherspenn com/2010/04/07/find-the-latest-wordpress-hack/

http://www.themelab.com/2010/03/01/d...earch-engines/
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Old Apr 13, 2010, 02:00 AM
Seek The Truth
 
13 posts · Oct 2009
BEWARE - Third link in list attempted to install a Trojan Horse when I visited the site.
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Old Apr 13, 2010, 05:54 AM
hospitalera
 
72 posts · Mar 2009
Prague
Ok, I went through all the information, but I am really techno challenged here. First of all is there an easy way to see if one or more of my sites are affected? I am checking at the moment my page source for the homepage of all my sites, is that enough? Any help appreciated! SY
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Old Apr 13, 2010, 06:36 AM
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Seek The Truth - what were the symptoms?
What browser were you using?
What OS?
I don't have a problem, but I'm using a mac...
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Old Apr 13, 2010, 07:04 AM
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1,333 posts · Feb 2009
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I read somewhere that you can Google your site, and if the page that comes up has a bunch of links to other sites, you've been hacked.
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Old Apr 13, 2010, 09:08 AM
interage
 
98 posts · Apr 2009
.Hey...

Same thing as Seek the Truth said - third link attempted to install malware upon visiting - I'd remove the link.

M.
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Old Apr 13, 2010, 08:53 PM
Velma
 
272 posts · Feb 2009
I made the security changes we discussed a short while ago, JD. Will those prevent what's happening here, or should I look further into this?

Thanks.

Velma
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Old Apr 14, 2010, 04:58 AM
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Velma, I'd look into this also
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Old Apr 15, 2010, 01:54 AM
acommonreader
 
6 posts · Feb 2010
My site was hacked a couple of years ago - in fact is was so bad it was totally destroyed. Google sent me loads of warning messages and blocked my site from their search. All very embarassing. I just hope by keeping the software up to date I'm secure from this sort of thing now I've relaunched my site.

Tom
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Old Apr 15, 2010, 01:58 AM
hospitalera
 
72 posts · Mar 2009
Prague
Interesting update on the Wordpress blog http://wordpress.org/development/201...e-permissions/
Seems it was hosting specific ;-( SY
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