What To Do When Your Website Is Hacked


Do ten Hail Marys.

Get a stiff drink.

Work feverishly for 8 to 10 hours.


Contact Thomas J. Raef at http://wewatchyourwebsite.com

Pay him $39.00 and he will clean your site and monitor it for 12 months.

I highly recommend his services!!

If I had taken this advice, I would have not lost my original custom web design and ten days of posts. Oh, yeah, and gained many more gray hairs and suffered undue pain and suffering.


Question: Has your website ever been hacked? If so, what steps did you take?

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5 Responses to “What To Do When Your Website Is Hacked”

  1. I was hacked by Muslim extremists…but I had a solid back up of the files and the database. Still stressful though

  2. I have a friend who has a major hack on his site right now. So much so that the host suspended it due to the hack causing massive bandwidth use via PHP. Your post came at the perfect time when I was looking for help! Thanks!

  3. We just went through the Tim thumb updates to help close any back doors on wp sites…we had 3 sites to clean up from malware hacks and third party redirects. If you are running a wordpress site the tim thumb uploader needs to be disabled or secured. Woo themes provides the patch if you simply update the framework.

  4. Another security tip – you can give some protection to a WordPress blog (and similar setups) by using htaccess to restrict access to the admin area to your own ip address (or a range of ip addresses if you have a variable dynamic one).

  5. I was hacked today from a guy in Egypt. He was in there right after I had posted and was moving all my content to trash. Thankfully I had just gone back to check something and saw that my content was missing. Alerted my husband and we got to work on it. The guy had deleted me as a user and thankfully had yet to delete all my posts. We got back possession, updated security measures, and moved all my content back from trash. Now it’s just time consuming reassigning the pictures and republishing it all. I feel relieved that it wasn’t as bad as it could’ve been. Feels eery though. Thanks for posting this timely post.

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