I’m so glad I subscribe to my own feed

… because, yes, I’ve been hacked.

Thanks, whoever you are, from Japan. THANK YOU FRACKING MUCH.

My last clean back up was in early April this year.
Guess when I started actively blogging again?
Late April, that’s when.


What I’m doing now is painstakingly copying and pasting the other 63 posts I saved via Google Reader. I must be a masochist, because I seriously am enjoying doing this right now weirdly enough. Troubleshooting is much more fun than programming.

Enough of that. Will post more of my thoughts on this hacking matter later.

UPDATE: Here’s the post– 3 Lessons Learned from my Hacked WordPress blog.

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Posted on 12 November, 2012 under Discovering WordPress, Life online and tagged with


  1. Susan says:

    ugg i am sorry and I do the same thing, thankfully I haven’t been hacked, but i noticed a guy in japan hanging around on my site then he tried to hack my facebook, and i was able to block his ip before he got anywhere, I also sent him I nice email detailing I knew who he was and to stop trying. sometimes it is good to know a few hacks.

    1. Lorna says:

      Did you do anything else on the server side to block the hacking attempt besides IP blocking? Emailing the hacker was a good move.

  2. Me I do regular backups. I’ve been hacked as well but I’ve always been able to recover my blogs. I do sometimes play around with the editor and being self taught, I do encounter the occassional “Ohhh sh**t!!! I think I just crashed my blog” moment. Actually I think it’s happened at least once for each blog I have lol. But thankfully there’s enough stuff online to help me fix whatever mess I make and I’ve learned a lot from making all those mistakes hehe.

    So yeah I do regular backups to be safe (bout once a month). But so far only the WP export ones. I don’t backup the whole thing, so if something bad ever does happen, I’ll have to manually post/upload everything. I have a local dropboxed folder where all my media and draft posts are though (since I usually work on word first) and it’s semi organized so even if I’m not able to back up a site. I should still be able to recreate whatever post I lose. I have been getting more and more used to just typing directly on WP though so I might really have to step up on my backing up my blog, maybe on a per post basis.

    1. Lorna says:

      Dropbox is my lifesaver. I back up all my websites there too. There is a WP plugin that can auto-backup your whole website, but it’s a slow process; my Dropbox doesn’t seem to stop syncing!

  3. Rob Townley says:

    This reminds me that I need to back up my Website aswell, thanks for the reminder

    1. Lorna says:

      Do you do your backups manually or automatically?

  4. Rob Townley says:

    I’m currently in the process of creating a PHP scripts that just backs up the whole mysql database to a USB drive, i keep a copy of the rest on my laptop at home.

  5. I just wanna say thank you for the information that you have been shared to us readers. Thanks for posting this kind of theme.

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