My blog got hacked

Google just told me my blog is being taken out of their index. I investigated. Spammers took over my blog footer, inserting a large set of invisible hyperlinks. They did even worse: they created a large set of PHP files (hundreds!) that were serving spam from my blog without my knowledge.

I upgraded WordPress, changed my passwords, and I removed the offending files.

At least, Google was nice enough to warn me.

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Daniel Lemire

A computer science professor at the University of Quebec (TELUQ).

3 thoughts on “My blog got hacked”

  1. Most all blog hacks are from people not upgrading their blog software.

    If you don’t make a ton of changes, just backup your template one time, then create or download a script to email you a database dumb every couple days.

    Hacker Forums

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