Spam invasion

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  • #1073616

    titanioverde
    Member

    I just wanted to warn about which seems to be a spam invasion. Some bot posted a spam image in each of my blog. I already changed my password, and posts are already trashed.

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

    #1073780

    timethief
    Member

    Go to your email program and change the password to a very difficult one because that’s how many hackers gain access to blogs
    Read > http://en.support.wordpress.com/security/

    1. If you can log-in go here > Users > All Users and delete any user that does not belong there.

    2. Disable post by email > http://en.support.wordpress.com/post-by-email/

    3. Disable post by voice > http://en.support.wordpress.com/post-by-voice/

    4. Change your blog password to a very difficult one > http://en.support.wordpress.com/passwords/#change-your-password

    5. 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.

    P.S. I flagged this thread for Staff help. Please confirm the URL of the blog you are referring to.

    #1073781

    timethief
    Member

    posts are already trashed.

    Please check your Trash and you may be able to restore posts that have not been permanently deleted.
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/trash/
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/trash/#deleting-permanently

    If they aren’t there then you may have to find cached versions in Google’s cache and copy and paste the content into new posts.

    #1073782

    richardw2012
    Member

    Same happened to mine:
    http://kevincetnz.wordpress.com/

    Please delete blog (as I can’t access account anymore) as its no longer needed.

    #1073783

    timethief
    Member

    We Volunteers cannot delete the blog for you.

    #1073785

    richardw2012
    Member

    Oh ok. Any ideas how to get it deleted?
    Reset password doesn’t work as it goes to the hacker plus the manual recover account has been hacked also.

    I’m picking this will probably affect a lot of users here…

    #1073787

    timethief
    Member

    I flagged this thread for Staff help.

    #1073942

    titanioverde
    Member

    And today my password was reset, when I already changed it last night. A bit late. ^^u

    #1073943

    kathrynwp
    Staff

    Thank you for reporting this. We are aware of the situation and our team is actively working removing the spam posts and resetting the passwords from everyone affected. In the meantime, you can delete any unauthorized posts on your account, if you haven’t already.

    While we will be resetting the passwords for any affected accounts ourselves, you can also reset your password via your Settings tab on the WordPress.com home page:
    http://wordpress.com/#!/settings/

    #1073947

    kathrynwp
    Staff

    richardw2012 – the email on your account was not changed.

    #1073951

    richardw2012
    Member

    Hi Kathrynwp

    Thanks for this, the account I’m concerned about is:
    http://kevincetnz.wordpress.com/

    I had to create a new user to be able to post.

    Cheers

    #1073952

    kathrynwp
    Staff

    richardw2012 – I’ll email you so we can discuss this privately.

    #1073955

    frie7019
    Member

    My web site http://www.friendsofthecarpriver.com has also been hacked via WordPress. Content is completely deleted and I cannot login via WordPress. (user name and password were not easy – how did they get in?)
    I’ve contacted my hosting service for file restoration, but how do I get my WordPress login restored for the web site? Or do I have to create a new account? (which I had to do to post to this blog.) Thx.

    #1073956

    auxclass
    Member

    @frie7019

    The site you are asking about does not seem to be hosted on WordPress.COM so you need to make friends over at WordPress.ORG the keepers of the software you are using.

    https://en.forums.wordpress.com/topic/7-things-to-know-before-posting-in-wordpresscom-forums?replies=1

    This site is for support of sites hosted on WordPress.COM. You should address your questions to WordPress.ORG the keepers of the software you are using: http://wordpress.org/support/

    For more on the difference: http://support.wordpress.com/com-vs-org/

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