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Hacked Blog

  1. I believe someone has hacked into my blog and is posting ads on making money. It has happened twice and I have deleted them both. Please help.
    Blog url: http://knoxrp.wordpress.com/

  2. The only “hacked” sites I have seen here have been people getting the password somehow to a site so you do want to be careful how you log in and use a tough password.

    You should also check to make sure that someone has not added a new user to your site. Problems have also happened when there was more than one Admin. and an Admin left on less than graceful terms.

    Dashboard >> Users

    Many times a users email is hacked or the password guessed and the email account is used to get access by requesting a password reset – you need to change your email password and make sure they nobody has been added to your email account.

    You should also run a virus check on you PC to make sure your PC does not have a security issue that has compromised your email or WordPress.COM log-in information (also your bank etc. if you do online banking or retirement accounts)

    There have also been a few Posts on “hacked” sites and it was because someone got the Post by Email address and using the Post by Email to send in new Posts, if you have Post by email disable the Post by Email and regenerate the address. Spammers have scripts the generate email addresses and they sometimes can get a valid address for a Post by Email address.

    If you are really concerned you could as the staff to look at your site:

  3. If you have such a post on your site and have deleted it, please do not empty the trash so that Staff can look at it.

    There was such an occurrence a couple of months ago. See this earlier forum thread with a post by Staff http://en.forums.wordpress.com/topic/spam-post?replies=6#post-952535

  4. Hi Jenny, thanks for reporting this. We are aware of the situation and our team is actively working on a solution. In the meantime, you can delete any unauthorized posts on your account, if you haven’t already.

    While we will be resetting the passwords for any affected accounts ourselves, you can also reset your password via your Settings tab on the WordPress.com home page:
    http://wordpress.com/#!/settings/

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