My blog was hacked today.Â Luckily I back up my database recently and was able to regain access to the site through Wendyâ€™s account on the site.
I actually regularly back up my database so I was fortunate that I didnâ€™t lose anything. Â They never touched my images (as far as I can tell) which means that that not a lot of damage was done.
Some plugins arenâ€™t working correctly after the database backup but I will uninstall and reinstall that. Â I also found that it published some drafts, including the one that talked about my birthday. Â It was an old draft that I forgot about. Â So donâ€™t worry, my birthday isnâ€™t until March.
I self-host WordPress. Â I am not fanatical about security but I donâ€™t think I had anything unsafe. Â I think if anything, they just got my username and password. Â While my mission critical stuff was changed and upgraded a few years ago, I am sad to say that my WordPress password was pretty simple. Â It wasnâ€™t â€œpasswordâ€ but wasnâ€™t fantastic. Â I also realized that my WordPress.com password was the same username and password so I changed that as well.
So basically you take one jerk, add in someone lazy with a password and you get your blog hacked.