Just in time for Endometriosis Awareness month, my WordPress blogs got hacked!
I swear, it happened on the eve of March 1st.
A month was spent trying to figure out where the hack was, talking to friends, and getting help from my web provider. They ran some kind of script to clean all my files at the code level, which worked for roughly 24 hours before the hack reasserted itself, and then the web provider threw up its hands and gave me a manual on how to unhack my site myself…at the code level.
Despite the hack, I was still able to post new blog entries during the month of March, but it was a pain in the butt having to work around the hack and redirecting urls. I’m so glad that mess is cleaned up, and I hope visitors to my site were not affected by the hack. It seems to have been a back-end-only event, thankfully.
My friend Ray helped me out further by forwarding me a user discussion on the hack, since it appears to have hit globally at the end of February.
Well, I must have followed the instructions correctly, because the sites look clean, so we’re back in business.