Apologies for the SPAM

Unfor­tu­nate­ly, yes­ter­day my blog was hacked, and done in a way that I can’t (after a near­ly sleep­less night) extri­cate the poi­so­nous code from it. After going round and round with no solu­tion, I’m com­ing to the con­clu­sion that I’m going to have to do a com­plete wipe of it and start from scratch. I’m hop­ing that I can retain my pre­vi­ous entries, but I can’t let this go on much longer, and have to find a way to get this garbage out. My sin­cere apolo­gies, and I hope that I’ll be able to get this run­ning again soon.

5 Replies to “Apologies for the SPAM”

  1. Thanks, Jan. I’ve got­ten the scan­ner plu­g­in men­tioned in your post­ing and will run it reg­u­lar­ly. I detailed the hack­ing in a com­ment to that post, and am hop­ing that tak­ing some of the mea­sures you men­tion will make attacks like this hard­er to do (but I thought I was being vig­i­lant!) :\). Am going to slow­ly add back plu­g­ins now an make sure that every­thing works the way it should going for­ward. Just glad that the hack­er didn’t get to my MySQL data­base, as that would have made things even worse than they were.

  2. I’ve installed secure-word­press and the Word­Press Expoit scan­ner, changed my FTP pass­word and gen­er­al­ly cleaned things up. Here’s hop­ing I can stay clean and spam-free for a lit­tle while!

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