My blog is gone, but still able to be viewed online

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  • #3084245

    wddpbafa
    Member

    Hi There,

    I need help. A few months ago, I received an email from WordPress saying my name was in a list of people who’s blog had been hacked. Well, life happened and that email was deleted. I never did the two step authorization code, but I know the drafts and tags I have, and it’s linked to my Twitter and Facebook page. I went to look at my blog a few days ago, and it was still available online. But when I logged into my admin page, it showed an old blog that I had previously deleted. My blog still shows up in my admin, but when I go to click write, it shows my old blog again. I’m not sure what to do. This is the blog’s link: https://lessonsgodtaughtapk.wordpress.com

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

    #3084408

    shubhamgmath
    Member

    Hi wddpbafa

    I am tagging this post as ‘modlook’ for WordPress staff assistance please wait for some time they will get back to you on this.

    #3084411

    timethief
    Member

    re: hacked accounts and blogs

    If anyone is posting anything to your blog or removing anything from it, or changing anything in it, or if your blog has been deleted and you did not delete it, then it’s most likely that you have provided them with the ability to do so, either deliberately by adding them as official users, or by allowing them access to your login information, or by posting content that makes it easy for them to guess what your log-in information is.

    For you, the question that needs to be answered is: Who, aside from me, has access to my login information?

    Go to your email program immediately and change the password to a very difficult one because that’s how many hackers gain access to blogs. Contact your email provider if required.

    Companies, organizations and groups of any kind do not own sites. Sites are solely owned by the WordPress.COM username account that registers them and who is the original Admin of the site. Only one Admin per site is recommended for exactly this reason: Nothing related to site-administration is off-limits for Administrators, including deleting the entire site. https://en.support.wordpress.com/user-roles/#administrator
    If applicable see Removing Users https://en.support.wordpress.com/user-roles/#removing-users

    Read > http://en.support.wordpress.com/security/

    Change your blog password to a very difficult one > http://en.support.wordpress.com/passwords/#change-your-password
    You can also reset your password via your Settings tab on the WordPress.com home page:
    http://wordpress.com/#!/settings/

    Disable post by email https://en.support.wordpress.com/settings/email-post-changes/

    Use a secure, encrypted connection to connect to your Dashboard. Under Users → Personal Settings, check the box that says “Always use HTTPS when visiting administration pages, and click Save Changes.

    Use two step authentication http://en.support.wordpress.com/security/two-step-authentication/

    Run a security scan on your computer. See here to run a security scan http://geekflare.com/online-scan-website-security-vulnerabilities/

    Never leave your computer logged into your blog and walk away from it. Always log out properly.

    Also, be aware that Staff have records of who did what under which username and login information and when they did it.

    #3084436

    kokkieh
    Staff

    Hi there,

    I received an email from WordPress saying my name was in a list of people who’s blog had been hacked.

    The email you refer to did not say your blog was hacked. It said your password was reset as a precaution after we matched your login details to a list of leaked login credentials that were published on the internet after a breach at another service.

    Your site was never hacked, but we forced a password reset to ensure it also did not get hacked. This is a standard security practice with online services if compromised login details are made public.

    I went to look at my blog a few days ago, and it was still available online. But when I logged into my admin page, it showed an old blog that I had previously deleted. My blog still shows up in my admin, but when I go to click write, it shows my old blog again. I’m not sure what to do. This is the blog’s link: https://lessonsgodtaughtapk.wordpress.com

    You are logged into the wrong account. To access that site you need to be logged in as helenrheard.

    Please log out of the wddpbafa account and clear your browser cache. Then go to our password reset page and use the correct username for that site to reset the password. That will send a reset link to the correct email address for that account.

    https://wordpress.com/wp-login.php?action=lostpassword

    If you no longer have access to the email address you used for that account, then our account recovery form is the only way to regain access to the site.

    https://en.support.wordpress.com/account-recovery/

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