how do i get my admin and blog back from a hacker
a user on my account has taken over admin and posting slanderous and defamatory posts under my name. He has me now as a user and I cannot delete the posts of remove him – any suggestions?????
Now you know why we don’t advise having more than one Admin –
I have flagged this for staff attention to help – they will also need the blog you need help with – the blog attached to your name is empty
Thanks so much – they transfered all the content over to Pet Pardons Watch – but today put up a notice saying the blog was under construction…. last night PP Watch was also on my account. I want all the posts deleted on both blogs…
I deleted it all yesterday and changed the password but somehow they got back in and took me off and got everything out of the trash (forgot to empty) and then transfered it all the the other blog…. i am terrified of what they are going to post next
all the content is now sitting in this one – http://petpardonswatch.wordpress.com
Here are a few tips – pardon the boilerplate – not all will probably fit your problem
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: http://en.support.wordpress.com/contact/
You could also use a secure log-in in case you are on an unsecured link: http://en.support.wordpress.com/https/
I have been listed only as a user so i can’t get into anything and can’t change anything – while they are emailing me laughing.
I have been emailing support all week and can’t get a reply – is there any other way to contact wordpress…
Please note that the OP started another (now closed) thread on this same topic and another volunteer has some responses.
This thread is directing me to another thread – and that thread is saying closed and redirecting me to this thread….
I’m sorry this is confusing. I did not locate this thread when I answered you in the second one. The bottom line is that this thread has been flagged for Staff assistance.
I also am sorry for the confusion. You posted in multiple threads to begin with. The other thread is closed so this one will be open and the one to continue the conversation on. I linked to the other thread because timethief had a response there.
As you can see: posting in multiple threads causes confusion. Let us keep this one thread open and active.
my blog content has now totally disappeared to another person blog…..but all my content.
The creator and owner of the blogs removed you from them after you had permanently deleted several posts and comments two days ago.
You’ll need to get in touch with the blogs’ owner about this.
I AM the owner of the blog. I started it – I own it. It is in my name. The other writer came on board and started posting things that ended up being highly libelous and defamatory and as I am the owner I would have been responsible.
If you check – I was ALWAYS the owner of the blog.
The blog has copyrighted information that I own on it. I have email proof that I am the owner of the blog – the ONLY owner.
The blog was closed down on Blog.com – a blog i owned – because it was defamatory and libelous – and had broken copyright laws. They copied the content and moved it to the wordpress blog….
If you look onto the right side of the blog – second paragraph – they talk about a 16 year old – they posted pictures of my 16 year old son and a video of him playing basketball at school – along with a threat…… the entire blog is threats to me and others…. statements calling my sons “faggy’ “gonna fuck up your faggy sons” along with ‘you saggy titted cunt’…..
Please – wordpress needs to close this vile webpage down
So you’re saying the original drama you described took place on another site. On the WordPress.com site, you did not create it and are not and never have been an administrator, is that correct?
If you have the original documents and proof you’re the author, you can just issue a DMCA notice to have those taken down.
If the statements are threatening, you can involve law enforcement, who can then provide you with documents you can forward to WordPress to have the site taken down. Blogs dedicated to abusing specific people are banned here under the terms of service.
I am the creator/owner of the blog in question, at least for the moment. As macmanx said, Wray and I removed Kim as an editor after she deleted all the posts (after promising she would not).
Kim, you know that we would *never* post pictures or videos of your sons, or threaten them, or you, or anyone else, in any way, ever. You know that *Jeromie Williams* did this, not me, not Wray. *Jeromie Williams* called you those vile names. *Jeromie Williams* attacked your sons with homophobic slurs. We condemn — then, now, and always — Jeromie Williams for his vile behaviour. Thus the name of the blog!
And this is why it is so difficult for us to understand why you are now sending *us* threats. Wray and I have helped you on so many issues over the last year, and you repay him by threatening to send info on *his kids* and their schools to Jeromie Williams? Someone suggested your accounts were hacked, and now I think they might as well have been.
You recently bought the url http://www.jeromiewilliamsisafraud.com, but you do not own http://jeromiewilliamsisafraud.WORDPRESS.com. Nothing *we* have written is defamatory, or infringes copyright, in any way whatsoever. I did *not* copy your posts from blog.com to WordPress, I only copied my own, as I am perfectly entitled to do, as you know full well.
Wray and I fully intended to take your advice and move on, but you have now forced us to restore the blog, in its entirety, so this forum and anyone else who is interested can see that your claims here are simply not true (and arguably defamatory themselves).
Our blog is not dedicated to abusing specific people, let alone Kim. It is dedicated to *defending* specific people, **including Kim**, from threats and abuse, or at least exposing the threats to the public, and holding everyone (and their enablers) accountable for their actions. Unlike Kim, Wray and I have never, and will never, threaten anyone, including Jeromie Williams. Kim’s suggestion otherwise is deeply offensive.
The posts that Kim wrote were not copied from blog.com. This dispute started when, for reasons I still do not fully understand, she used her Editor’s privileges to delete posts that she did not write, despite her promise to us not to do so. A DMCA demand on any of our posts would be perjury, and punishable as such.
This sounds quite fascinating. Thanks for the update.
Now, taking off my forum volunteer hat and putting on my reporter hat, would any of the parties involved here like to be interviewed for an article about this? You can find me on Twitter @raincoaster or email raincoaster at gmail. I am a reporter specializing in internet drama; anything from flamewars to Wikileaks.
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