Blog Was Hacked and Deleted – Any hope?

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  • #894940

    kitkat714
    Member

    On Sunday, my blog was hacked and deleted. I thought it was gone for good, but today I got an email to my secondary email account saying that I needed to click on a confirmation email to delete it for good. I never clicked on the email. There is no similar email in my primary account (in the inbox, deleted items, or spam). Any hope of getting my site back?

    #895047

    supportbot
    Member

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    #895048

    kitkat714
    Member

    The deleted blog is question is kitkat7145.wordpress.com

    #895049

    timethief
    Member

    Hithere,
    The words “my site” are vague and we Volunteers have no answers until you provide the URL for the blog in question starting with http:// Please do that now.

    #895050

    kitkat714
    Member
    #895051

    raincoaster
    Member

    The authors have deleted this blog.

    It doesn’t look good. This thread has been flagged for staff attention; if anyone can bring it back, they can.

    Usually this happens because of a weak password, either on the blog or on their Post by Email email account.

    #895053

    kitkat714
    Member

    Password wasn’t overly weak, but I belong to a site that has been hacked multiple times and neglected to change it like I should have. Also used the same password for many things including my email :( Not making that mistake again! Thanks for the flag.

    #895054

    raincoaster
    Member

    Oh god, that’s the worst thing you can do. Change your email password right away and any other ones you remember. Because hackers do go from site to site down the whole list of all your ones they can find, trying the same passwords.

    #895055

    kitkat714
    Member

    Yes. I had to learn the hard way. Spent several hours yesterday changing all my passes. Lastpass is my new best friend!

    #895056

    Hi,

    I also suspect a hack. The typefaces on my dashboard changed. Then I received a WP message saying that my blog had been de-activated — without any specific explanation whatsoever. Anyone trying to reach my blog now gets a message saying it has violated terms of service. Could someone help, please?

    Thanks

    #895057

    Link to my vanished blog: http://www.post-gutenberg.com … for post a minute ago.

    #895058

    auxclass
    Member

    Your blog http://post-gutenberg.com/ loads fine for me.

    #895062

    Ah, thanks, auxclass … But I still can’t get the blog to load on the computer on which I wrote the post. It does load on a friend’s smartphone. What is going on?

    #895063

    mariokenny
    Member

    I allow wordpress chose my passwords for me and this has worked for me for several years

    #895064

    Okay, it’s back.

    I would still appreciate an explanation from someone.

    I have been blogging with WP since 2008 and nothing like this has ever happened before.

    #895066

    Thanks, mariokenny.

    Email notice from WP says that the blog fell foul of its spam filter.

    Hard to see why this should have happened.

    #895078

    kitkat714
    Member

    OP here is still looking for an answer. Glad your blog was fine, postgutenberg :)

    #895080

    OP will have to wait till staff wanders through to look into it. This thread has been tagged for staff attention.

    #895276

    macmanx
    Staff

    kitkat7145.wordpress.com was deleted by its creator, who was not kitkat714, three days ago.

    As such, it cannot be restored.

    #895393

    kitkat714
    Member

    For the record, I AM Kitkat7145. I am no longer able to access that ID since it was hacked. I want to make sure that my *persona*l email address is no longer associated with that ID since it was hacked and I can no longer access it. Is the Kitkat7145 account totally deleted, or was the email changed? Please help.

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