Hacked by Hacker

My blog is hosted by HostPapa, which up until now has been a fantastic host.

Unfortunately, a few days ago (and I didn’t notice until this evening) this host got hacked and many WordPress sites were replaced with the ingenious slogan “Hacked by Hacker.”

Luckily, I was able to quickly reset my admin password and discovered by blog database was intact (it was a host-wide rather than targeted attack) and replace the theme, fixing everything.

My other sites on this server: bushfield.ca and secularstudents.ca were also hit, but my home subdomain ian.bushfield.ca somehow avoided the attack.

For now, I’ve reverted to an older theme to keep the site running.

I guess I got off lucky this time but it’s still annoying to deal with at 1 am on a Saturday night after a few glasses of wine.

4 thoughts on “Hacked by Hacker”

  1. Thanks for the pingback!

    Just to clarify: no, this host didn’t get hacked 🙂 – I just helped a friend to fix her sites on HostPapa.

    Canada’s HostPapa and Australia’s Net Registry were the two hosting providers who were hit.

  2. Yes, sadly I had to fix quite a few sites at these two hosts over this past month. Quite a few upset phone calls…

    Seems both hosts were targeted by a gang of hackers.

    Best Regards,
    Jim Walker
    The Hack Repair Guy

  3. Hi,

    How did you manage to solve the issue?
    I replaced the “hacked” files and reseted my admin pw (as well as FTP and cpanel) however only my homepage loads, all the posts/pages and everything apart from the home page gives a 404. I have two sites and both have the same issue.
    I would really appreciate your help! My site: http://konyv-olvaso.hu

    Thanks in advance,

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