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Recovering From Being Hacked

December 24th, 2009 · 7 Comments · Uncategorized

I discovered today that I’d been hacked earlier this week by a spam link injection attack. I’m still not sure how it happened, but I believe I’ve cleaned out all of the offending PHP from my WordPress installation. I’ve also removed most of my plug-ins in the process, and I may have broken some things in my zeal to clean up the site. My apologies for any inconveniences, and my thanks to @awaisathar and @gsingers for helping me resolve this quickly.

7 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Ofer Egozi // Dec 26, 2009 at 2:42 pm

    Daniel, note that all static page links in the blog header produce “Warning: Cannot modify header information – headers already sent by”, seems like some configuration error.

  • 2 Daniel Tunkelang // Dec 26, 2009 at 2:55 pm

    Ofer, thanks for the heads up. Will try to get that fixed today.

  • 3 Budi // Dec 26, 2009 at 4:10 pm

    I’m so sorry. It’s the same sadness as I lost my notebook.

  • 4 Daniel Tunkelang // Dec 26, 2009 at 4:30 pm

    Patched now. I still am not sure what’s going on with the PHP headers, but I’ll settle for duct tape if it holds up.

  • 5 donbrad // Jan 6, 2010 at 8:40 am

    I know just how you feel similar thing happened to me last year hope your all sorted know
    donbrad

  • 6 Weekly Search & Social News: 01/12/2010 | Search Engine Journal // Jan 12, 2010 at 11:33 am

    [...] Recovering From Being Hacked – well known IR blogger and recent Google hire (good call peeps), Daniel Tunkelang had his WP hacked and whacked with some ‘a spam link injection attack(s)’. See? It can happen to anyone, even Googlers! [...]

  • 7 searchenginemarketingvox » Blog Archive » Weekly Search & Social News: 01/12/2010 // Jan 12, 2010 at 2:20 pm

    [...] Recovering From Being Hacked – well known IR blogger and recent Google hire (good call peeps), Daniel Tunkelang had his WP hacked and whacked with some ‘a spam link injection attack(s)’. See? It can happen to anyone, even Googlers! [...]

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