Shocking news about wordpress

India
June 28, 2011 5:43am CST
I heard from my friend a shocking news that wordpress site is hacked and a message is appeared on the site that you should recover you old account. My friend received a mail from wordpress. When my husband opened this site and try to login then he is unable to do this he said a message is appearing on a site that wordpress site is hacked. So I want to know my friend anyone know about this news if yes recover your password. Share your valuable views about this.
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11 responses
@edsss17 (4398)
• Philippines
28 Jun 11
Hi surekharathi, Fortunately, my website which is powered by Wordpress is just fine.. Nothing has happened, I guess! I hope there would nothing be any incidents like this!
• India
28 Jun 11
It's nice to read your response..after the shocking news from surekharathi...
• India
28 Jun 11
You can see friend second no response wordpress.org is hacked. but .com is not. I am so happy to heard this your wordpress is fine. Thanks for response.
@edsss17 (4398)
• Philippines
28 Jun 11
I'm using .org my friends.. You can view my site, its actually on my profile. When I read this discussion, I automatically checked it and log-in and fortunately nothing's wrong! :)
@stanley777 (7177)
• Philippines
28 Jun 11
Oh, not so good.A well established site can be hacked so there 's nothing safe in the web now.In the news too, a week ago where a US government agency, I can't recall the name of the agency was also penetrated by hackers.I have a blog in WordPress before I just tried it for a year but now I only use the free site. I hope WordPress remedied it soon.
• India
28 Jun 11
Yes friend really nothing safe in the web now because lot of problems are facing by the people like facebook hacked, a rave party thorough facebook etc. Thanks for response.
• Philippines
28 Jun 11
Yes , I guess that's the price for the introduction of newer technology.People are getting smarter but some used it in the wrong way.
28 Jun 11
They got in through a back door by disguising malware and uploading it in some addons, it seems (though how they did that is worrying!). Apparently it only affects the .org users (I'm a .com customer, where everything's clamped down tighter, so won't suffer). There's an article about it here: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/internet/8594189/WordPress-forces-users-to-change-passwords-after-malware-attack.html Apparently the affected plugins are AddThis, WPTouch, and W3 Total Cache. You're only really affected if you use those but WP's forced a reset on all .org passwords as a safety measure. Thanks for pointing this out!
• India
28 Jun 11
Yes friend it only affects on .org users. but really this is sad news full website is hacked. Means no online is not safe sometime facebook account is hacked, some time website is hacked. Thanks for your valuable and nice response.
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• India
28 Jun 11
hii surekharathi... Its really very shocking news to here...Thnak god I dont have any website powered by wordpress..hope your prob solved soon...
• India
28 Jun 11
Yes friend I also not have any account in wordpress but my husband account was. But really this is a bad news because site is hacked means big thing. Thanks for response.
• Canada
28 Jun 11
I guess I use .com as it hasn't affected me in the least. It's clear that whoever owns the .org site doesn't have enough safety measures in place to prevent this kind of thing. Most sites are so secure that even if a hacker gets in and changes things, it automatically reverts back to where it was.
• India
28 Jun 11
Yes friend .org is affected not .com and really .org is weak but lots of people were using .org site. Now this type of activity is increasing day by day thanks for response.
• Philippines
29 Jun 11
I've installed wordpress on my site and I haven't encountered this. I stopped using Addthis plugin because of other issues it had. But hey thanks for the heads up, at least I'd know this is even possible. I've always believed wordpress will never hacked. lol.
• Canada
29 Jun 11
I never had any problems with that but I do recall having problem in login into administration area of wordress due to database problem and website hoster company fixed with no problem!
• Philippines
29 Jun 11
A little insight to everyone their is no perfect security had ever implement today. Hacker today gain significant tools which can exploit any system. Therefore don't worry about that accident Wordpress will tighten more their security and will be strict next time after that incident. Take note if things will not be modified then you will be in a greater risk in other word security of the Wordpress will be improving and it will place every client to an ease.
@kingparker (9698)
• United States
28 Jun 11
I didn't use wordpress for any of my blog, so I didn't know it was hacked. Nowadays, it is common for these sites to be hacked, and they should have security better prevent such thing to happen. I hope that everything will be okay again with wordpress, and I can sign it up too.
• Philippines
28 Jun 11
OMG! It's a good thing that I already closed my account there before it happened. I can't imagine how much damage it'll cause. :(
• China
28 Jun 11
I have never heard about wordpress.At present,I have been here in mylot only.