My blog has become a playground for filthy pornmongers!
April 11, 2008 12:54 PM Subscribe
How can I restore my totally disgustingly porn-hacked Wordpress blog to its former pristine state?
posted by Drohan to computers & internet (15 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
Ugh. My Wordpress blog, hosted by phpwebhosting, has been invaded by the grossest spammer on earth.
Every individual post has been altered, with hundreds of lines unspeakably filthy links, enclosed in div tags.
In addition, comments are continuously being posted to every post, which appear to be coming from me (the blog name as the commenter).
I am locked out Wordpress, insofar as I cannot edit posts, post new ones, or make any security changes (I tried turning off comments, putting my spam blockers at their highest security levels, etc.
I have been using MarsEdit (as once recommended to me by AskMe users--thank you!) to make new posts and go in to each post and delete the horrifying spam. But there are hundreds if not thousands of posts.
2. Is there a way to batch edit all the affected posts? It seems that there are a handful every 10 or 12 or so that have not been touched.
3. How do I get back into Wordpress and regain control of my blog?
4. Has this happened before? What is going on?
I am using Wordpress 2.04 but cannot update. I emailed the abuse line of the spammer's IP address but that won't help me with the situation on my end, but might get the spammer(s) to stop the madness.
Thank you so much.
Is there anything I can do? I contacted Wordpress & phpwebhosting and posted on the Wordpress support forums.