I was hacked, looking for info
I was hacked today somebody put up a post (url and text below ) I ve since deleted it and changed the password but i would like to know who hacked me. Can you provide me with an IP address for the computer that logged on about 4 hours ago on my account? any information you have would be helpful thank you
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Posted: October 14, 2012 in Uncategorized
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Blog url: http://bcmmaa.wordpress.com/
The blog I need help with is bcmmaa.wordpress.com.
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.
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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/
Follow all the great advice that auxclass gave you. :)
Reset the password on your email account first, then reset your WordPress.com password by following the instructions here.
Thank you for the quick reply. Yes hacked may not of been the best choice of words. I do believe someone guessed my password.
There was no new users added and i dont use post by email.
I checked my email accounts all is good there.
I really just want to know who it is, is there a way to see the ip address of who logged in put up the post?
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