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Hacking and HTML Code added

  1. defensebaseactcomp
    Member

    My blog was hacked and html code was added which redirects my traffic

    As a WordPress.com user I do not have access to this html code

    This code is not visible on anything I have access to.

    It was picked up by Google, I have no idea how many posts, etc have been effected

    Am I on my own here?

    The blog I need help with is civiliancontractors.wordpress.com.

  2. I will flag this thread for Staff attention. Immediately change your password and make sure you choose a very strong one. http://en.support.wordpress.com/passwords/#change-your-password It's possible your email account was hacked and that's how this happened so chnage that password too.
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/passwords/#security

  3. defensebaseactcomp
    Member

    Thank you. I am frantic.

  4. Hopefully, you have changed your passwords.

  5. defensebaseactcomp
    Member

    Oh yes.
    I believe a professional PR firm has done this, one of the Reputation Recovery firms. I saw them at the blog, soon were many visits from a very secretive IP in Miami. Showed up on my feedjit but nowhere else.
    I am hoping this is illegal.
    I feel like I have been doing hand to hand combat with them for many weeks as they have worked to bury my posts.

  6. defensebaseactcomp
    Member

    Here we have it again on another WordPress blog today

    Dyncorp « CITIZEN.BLOGGER.1984+ GUNNY.G BLOG.EMAIL
    Posts about $1Dyncorp written by $2Array. ... Archive. Posts Tagged 'Dyncorp'. Prison Planet.com » Glenn Beck Ignores Bilderberg, Attacks Alex Jones. June 2 ...

  7. defensebaseactcomp
    Member

    I love WordPress but their lack of response to this matter is very disturbing

  8. It's a Sunday, staffing levels are lower.

    Can you link me to a Google search where you're seeing this? If it's in there, presumably it's in the code of the blog itself. Should be visible via View Source.

  9. And what makes you think your traffic is being redirected? I can go to your blog just fine and there's not the slightest hesitation or redirection.

  10. Also, if you do not wish to have foreign bits of code in your posts, you should stop copy/pasting articles. Not only is it illegal, but you have then no control over the code you've just put in your blog.

  11. There is definitely nothing wrong with http://civiliancontractors.wordpress.com/

    Is that the blog you're referring to?

  12. defensebaseactcomp
    Member

    Raincoaster, thank you for your input.

  13. defensebaseactcomp
    Member

    macmanx
    The code I am referring to is only visible when picked up by Google.
    They are Awk Arrays and are used to give direction

    It is my understanding according to WordPress that I do not have access to html code as a wordpress.com user. The code does not appear in anything that I have access too. If someone were to have accessed my blog would they have any more access than I do?

    My blog is operating just fine. It is my google search ranking that is being effected.

    And I have been contacted by WordPress this morning and hopefully we will get to the bottom of this

  14. defensebaseactcomp
    Member

    Here is another one just came up long after changing my passwords
    This code is in anything I can access
    This is all original content, the links are also mine

    War Zone Contractors Deaths « Overseas Civilian Contractors
    Posts about $1War Zone Contractors Deaths written by $2Array. ... in order to provide more comprehensive coverage of issues effecting both injured contractors ...
    civiliancontractors.wordpress.com/.../war-zone-contractors-dea...

  15. defensebaseactcomp
    Member

    Private Security Industry Regulation Authority « Overseas Civilian ...
    Posts about $1Private Security Industry Regulation Authority written by $2Array.
    civiliancontractors.wordpress.com/.../private-security-industry-...

  16. defensebaseactcomp
    Member

    Overseas Civilian Contractors
    They too are the BEST KEPT SECRET OF THE WARS The Majority of ExPat Civilian Contractor Casualties first served their country in the military. Many of them ...
    circumferential3.rssing.com/chan-3201721/latest.php

    This looks to me like my post at another address

  17. defensebaseactcomp
    Member

    Just FYI and why I thought WordPress would help me with this pretty big problem

    WordPress.com Benefits
    •It’s free and super easy to set up
    •All of the technical maintenance work is taken care of — Setup, upgrades, spam, backups, security, etc.
    •Your blog is on hundreds of servers, so it’ll always remain available, even under high traffic
    •Your content is backed up automatically
    •You’ll get extra traffic from being a part of the WordPress.com community
    •You can find like-minded bloggers using search and the reader
    •Your dashboard is secure (SSL) making it even safer to log in on shared networks

  18. Ok, so please tell me exactly step-by-step how you are coming across this and what exactly "this" is, so that I can see what's going on.

    If you can provide screenshots by uploading them via Media -> Add New in your blog's Dashboard, that would be great.

  19. defensebaseactcomp
    Member

    The problem is that this html code is not on my blog though I am going to try what you have just suggested to see if it shows there. It is nowhere that I am able to edit it.

    The html code only shows up in Google search results also in Google News alerts which are sent to my email box.

    As WordPress hosts quite a few hackers blogs I was able to learn about Awk Arrays and how hackers use them, not enough to figure this out.

    I have posted one above from another wordpress blog

    and here is one that I just found for yet another wordpress blog

    landmines cambodia | Female Bomb Disposal Teams Of Cambodia
    Posts about $1landmines cambodia written by $2Array.
    femalelandmines.wordpress.com/tag/landmines-cambodia/

    and here are the ones I've come across so far for my own blog

    Ronco Consulting « Overseas Civilian Contractors
    Posts about $1Ronco Consulting written by $2Array ... What do companies like Ronco Consulting do when we expose them publically?civiliancontractors.wordpress.com/tag/ronco...

    Ronco Consulting « Overseas Civilian Contractors
    Posts about $1Ronco Consulting written by $2Array ... What do companies like Ronco Consulting do when we expose them publically?civiliancontractors.wordpress.com/tag/ronco... - Cached

    Ronco « Overseas Civilian Contractors
    Posts about $1Ronco written by $2Array ... What do companies like Ronco Consulting do when we expose them publically?civiliancontractors.wordpress.com/tag/ronco - Cached

    War Zone Contractors Deaths « Overseas Civilian Contractors
    Posts about $1War Zone Contractors Deaths written by $2Array. ... in order to provide more comprehensive coverage of issues effecting both injured contractors ...
    civiliancontractors.wordpress.com/.../war-zone-contractors-dea...

    Private Security Industry Regulation Authority « Overseas Civilian ...
    Posts about $1Private Security Industry Regulation Authority written by $2Array.
    civiliancontractors.wordpress.com/.../private-security-industry-...

    Overseas Civilian Contractors
    They too are the BEST KEPT SECRET OF THE WARS The Majority of ExPat Civilian Contractor Casualties first served their country in the military. Many of them ...
    circumferential3.rssing.com/chan-3201721/latest.php

    This is an interesting read
    http://linuxjunkies.wordpress.com/2011/11/24/shell-scripting-awk-tutorial/

  20. defensebaseactcomp
    Member

    Note on the last entry above that my post has been hijacked somehow to this strange address

  21. The html code only shows up in Google search results also in Google News alerts which are sent to my email box.

    What are you searching for to return these results?

  22. defensebaseactcomp
    Member

    Most of these would be a search for
    Ronco Consulting
    They, or someone has been very busy trying to bury my posts and rip my ranking so I was monitoring or I may never have known this

    Some came up in Google Alerts for Civilian Contractors, Injured War Zone Contractors

  23. I did a search and can't see any of the code you're referring to in the search results.

    Also, the links are going to your blog, they are not being redirected.

    See this screenshot: http://cl.ly/3u1x210U0m403b1Y3F0z

  24. FWIW I searched too and got the same results that macmanx did.

  25. defensebaseactcomp
    Member

    I really appreciate the time you all have taken to look at this.

    Maybe you are not today able to find these in a google search, those results change rapidly.

    I copy and pasted those that I came across.

    Most of them came in google alerts.

    That html came from somewhere and I guess I am going to have to hire someone to run it down.

    WordPress did have a security company run a check but unfortunately the check was run on the wrong blog, another blog of mine that was not attacked.

    Again I appreciate the assitance by all and WordPress but I guess I am going to have to hire someone to figure this out. It's not my imagination.

  26. Can you provide us with screenshots of what you're seeing?

    You can upload these via Media -> Add New in your blog's Dashboard.

  27. defensebaseactcomp
    Member

    This forum is available to the public to read and I cannot send a screenshot of my email. I could cut and paste but have already done that above.
    The one that came up in a google search is long gone but was also cut and pasted
    Thanks for trying to help

  28. defensebaseactcomp
    Member

    Here is another wordpress blog with the awk arrays in it
    This is in a google news alert
    International Campaign to Ban Landmines | missemmafry
    Posts about $1International Campaign to Ban Landmines written by $2Array.
    missemmafry.wordpress.com/.../international-campaign-to-ban...

  29. Have you considered you might have a browser add-on that is putting this code in there?

  30. If you take a screenshot and upload it via Media -> Add New in your blog's Dashboard, just tell me the title of the screenshot.

    Viewing the screenshot would then require access to your Dashboard, and only you and I will be able to see it.

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