Last night I settled down to my computer and had plans on writting an article or two for my “local blog”. I typed the address realestateinnorthernjersey.com/…. to get to my admin page and I got a page not found….Hmmmm…that’s odd I thought.
I then tried to view the site directly and I got a big “YOU’VE BEEN PHUCKED!” message. Pannic sets in as I frantically check this blog and sure enough the same, I then checked all my other sites and all the same.
I ftp’d into my account to find all my sites have been deleted and replaced with one file named phucked.php.
This is the second time my site has been hacked in 4 months. The first time it was all my joomla based sites, but my wordpress site was spared. This time ALL were deleted.
The good news (as you can see) is that I had backed up this site last week so I only lost a few modifications that I quickly fixed. Lesson learned again.
I suspect that one of my plugins has a security hole that some hacker exploited using some php script. Does anyone know how to figure this out? I use Login Lockdown for my admin pages, but not sure what else I should use to protect against hackers in the future.
In any case I’m now on the hunt for a backup utility that can be run quickly for when I make updates. I was lucky as I didn’t back up my database which would have been catastrophic. I will be backing that up right after this post.
Only a minor set back though…Moving on 🙂
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