Marina’s Bloggariffic got hacked

Yesterday afternoon, I noticed an older post was got back to the front page. And I wondered to myself, What could be missing?

Luckily for me, I could recreate that particular post, thanks to google cache. I couldnt save the older archives though. I am not able to save the comments either.

In a way, I did anticipate that something like this would happen and did backups. But interestingly enough, when I uploaded my wordpress backup, it messed up my blog with an additional 200+ categories and another 200+ duplicate posts. Was it because my posts were imported from blogger from December 2006 and earlier ?

Last night I spent several hours having to delete all the extra categories and posts. I was really agitaged. And then I thought to myself, why should I stress myself over this? So I’ll just let it go for now.

Bye bye missing posts! May you rest in peace in technoheaven above…

15 thoughts on “Marina’s Bloggariffic got hacked”

  1. Oh. That’s why last night Ping.sg was getting almost non-stop pings from your blog. Hundreds of pings with an interval of less than a minute, causing Ping.sg back-end engine to jam up (Ping.sg couldn’t visit any of the users’ blogs for latest pings).

    But good thing also that happens early. I quickly added in codes to combat ping spamming. πŸ™‚

    Hope your blog’s okay now. Make sure you update to the latest version of WordPress.

  2. Uzyn

    Yikes! I didnt realised that it messed up ping.sg too! Sorry!!! *kneels down and postrates*

    Well, the blog isnt “complete” and there are still missing posts here and there but I think I’ll let the missing posts be missing … I think its just not worth getting stressed over, right?

    I’ll just be ambivalent for now … :

    Thanks Uzyn :]

  3. hacked!!! oh no!!! you are the 5th person whose blog got hacked.. 4 of them emailed me complaining that their blog, email, and even friendster acct got hacked.. and they now having hard time to retrieve their account back.. shucks!!! i hope this won’t happen to me.. if not i will run to sha.tc hostel, wake him up and cry like a baby, and tell him how shah??!!!!

  4. im so sorry to hear about the mishappenings marina.

    Did you update wordpress? 4 days ago there was a critical update patch to wp ver. 2.1.3

    As for your previous posts, try contacting your provider. i hope they do daily backups, so you can retrieve back the database.

    God speed.

  5. Yanni

    Yeah, I think its good for you to be vigilant. Seems that loads of people that I know are getting hacked too. Very scary stuff. Um… I hope it does not get until so bad that you have to go to sha’s hostel for it … πŸ˜›

    Malique

    Actually I was version 2.12, I didnt want to update so fast because we all know what happened in 2.11 – thats when they just published it for download but it was full of vulnerabilities.

    So I thought I’d just wait a while till it gets to something more stable.

    Oh well.

    :

    Thanks for the kind words everyone. Really appreciate them *hugs*

  6. Yea me too, as a new WordPress user, Im pretty cautious about the updates as well. Really sorry to hear that your posts are no longer available. I know this sounds weird, but to cheer you up, are u free this Sunday? Have been wanting to meet you up for quite a while.. =)

  7. πŸ˜› takdalah…. run to his hostel and wake him up to fix it for me. if he doesnt know then i will bash him. muahahah!!! aiyo rina, what are u thinking huh???

  8. so it’s a flaw in wordpress vulnerabilities? which version. what’s the cause of the hack … thats why i never upgrade to v2.1+, still at v2.0 as i know v2.1 & above very da problematic one

    pretty scary such hacks la

    lucky for backups … still the work process to get it back to normal mode again, haiz. i feel for ya, i know

    P.S eh wats tis going to my hostel … u think its a hotel ah

  9. Vania

    Really? You’re a wordpress user? Is it the .com or the .org one?

    About the missing posts, oh well, I’ve come to terms about it already. No use berating over it anymore, I think. Wow, you want to meet me? Sorry I didnt reply sooner as I’ve been occupied helping a friend last weekend. But I’ll have to take a rain cheque on that πŸ™‚

    Yanni

    What am I thinking? Just PG stuff … πŸ˜›

    Sha

    You know, version 2.2 is soon to be released. But I’m not going to upgrade that soon. Who knows what will happen.

    p.s Dont look at me *points to yanni* she started it πŸ˜›

  10. Hehe, yup, Im a fellow wordpress user. Im using the .com one. Btw, any idea how to add music into one’s blog? Coz’ Im a newbie to this. =p

    Hehe, yup, wanted to meet ya, but it’s ok, theres always another time. =)

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