Wordpress blogs, hacked and how to protect and recover your blog

Vineet Rajan
Vineet Rajan
from Mumbai
10 years ago

HI i was having a very peculiar issue with my wordpress where i was not able to login and it was not throwing an incorrect password as well. I logged into the cpanel for my hosting and saw that there were constant DB queries happening and that created a havoc on the web host side as well.

to solve the issue i did the following:

disable all plugins from the DB

reinstall and upgrade WP to 2.8.4

There is no cause for concern because the password is not stolen but a rogue plugin can bring down your blog.

If you face such issues please contact me and i will take your thru it. its a not a big deal, but this post is just FYI.

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Anoop Zombie
Anoop Zombie
from Bangalore
10 years ago

Damn you Vineet! I am sure thatr you wrote that plugin! :)

Renie Ravin
Renie Ravin
from Chennai
10 years ago

Dude, would you have a list of plugins you had active at the time?

Vineet Rajan
Vineet Rajan
from Mumbai
10 years ago

Yes, i figured the faultly plugin here was Twitter Dashboard that was modded. It had made entries in all the *.js files of the WP installation.

I had 44 plugins active that time. It boiled down to this one wonly!


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