Hacked Sites & Blogs

12th June 2012 at 11:05 pm

Dear Chibi,

Some bad news. Recently I discovered all my websites were attacked by the SEO Pharma hack. When you google “MoonSticks” you’ll see that all sorts of nasty words appear as MoonStick’s title tag and meta description promoting pharmaceutical products. Initially I thought it was just MoonSticks, but I later discovered all my sites are actually compromised :(  Putting “site:windy-goddess.net drugs” into google returns over 300 search results all pointing to my sites. It’s a sad day. I’ve been working hard for about a month now trying to resolve the issue but the nature of the hack makes it really difficult to fix. There’s a lot of hidden malicious files and code located everywhere within my account and it keeps reappearing despite me deleting them. With so many websites under the same account, it sure is time consuming going through every file… but it must be done.

As you can see, I’m using the default wordpress theme… I actually deleted my entire wordpress installation of this blog and uploaded a fresh new copy. I’m hoping this will eliminate the hack but it’s still too early to tell. However, if it works I’ll need to do the same thing for all my other sites. I’ll probably just leave it looking ‘default’ for the time being as I wouldn’t want to redo everything again if the site is still compromised. I guess my priority right now is to make sure the site is safe and free from hacks.

Wish me luck >.<

3 Responses to “Hacked Sites & Blogs”

  1. feedthe1337 says:

    Good luck (>–<)~

  2. Sus says:

    Sorry to hear about the hacked stuff, I suggest that you run a weekly backup of your entire site, as well as daily backup of all your databases, you should be able to do that if you have your own hosting, to get your entire database on .sql file, and don’t delete any of the archives, so name them to 001, 002, etc… That way, you have all the versions, and you can just replace the database if you find hackers on it.