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WordPress.com cracked

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by SilverCircle, Apr 14, 2011.

  1. SilverCircle

    SilverCircle Well-Known Member

    See here:


    If I had a hosted blog there, I would now change my password. Full root access is a serious thing.

    As far as I understand it, the incident only affected wordpress.com where they host their blogs. The WordPress software itself (hosted on wordpress.org) shouldn't be affected but as a precaution, you may refuse from automatically update WordPress and/or plugins until more information about the incident becomes available.
  2. AnthonyCea

    AnthonyCea Well-Known Member

    This is a spammers dream, just think of all the blogs that will have full blown Viagra links injected into their DB now.
    Anthony Parsons and Darkimmortal like this.
  3. Digital Doctor

    Digital Doctor Well-Known Member

    Yea, with some of the good botnets down.
    My # of viagra emails per day is down.
    Anthony Parsons likes this.
  4. AnthonyCea

    AnthonyCea Well-Known Member

    I closed down this blog network to new blogs because some Russian found a hole in the script, he had injected the entire database with Viagra redirection links, so much that it would not serve blog pages any longer, the only way I could pull it back up was to replace the DB with a very old backup, then it started serving blogs again.

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