Tuesday, July 26, 2005

GilaChess hacked again

Posted by GilaChess
Received an email from my webhosting company that GilaChess was hacked again. GilaChess hacked again Apparently my-brand new-yet-to-be-announced GilaChess blog was hacked and defaced. On one hand I feel honored that my insignificant blog can get the attention of hackers but I am also worried that my main website http://www.gilachess.com might get hacked again. So I was forced to make an early backup of my website yet again. Anyway, my plans to replace this blog with the new blog has to be postponed. Luckily the webhost people were sharp enough to spot the hacking attempt and promptly locked the blog from further defacement. They immediately sent me an email about it and also instructions on what to do. The new blog was supposed to run on the latest and popularWordPress engine but the hacker found away to compromise this blogging software. Thank heavens the main website is still running fine and no hacking attempt has been detected yet.


Unknown said...

Hmm, who's fault could it be that your website was hacked? Could it be possible that the host you are on doesn't really have secure or better security implementations in place?

Cause so far I've not heard anyone else using Wordpress to have gotten hacked.

GilaChess said...

I hope it's not WordPress either. Can't blame the webhoster because they are quite competent (in my humble opinion).

Someone mentioned the possibility of xmlrpc file is unsecure. Perhaps I will delete that from WordPress.