Sites have been hacked!

I am very sorry if this isn't the place to ask this question. But I don't know where else to ask. A friend has just tried to view my sites and there is porn type stuff in it's place. I am worried now. Is anyone familiar with this type of thing? What should I do and are my sites now ruined?


  • Accepted Answer
    what platform are you using?
  • s4nt0ss4nt0s Houston, Texas
    Accepted Answer
    If you're on a decent web host they usually have a backup and can fix it for you. Talk to their support.
  • Wordpress I'm using guys.
  • Hostgator is my host.
  • s4nt0ss4nt0s Houston, Texas
    Accepted Answer
    Hop on their live chat support and let them help you. 
  • i cant live chat them as my billing password is not working for some reason.  this also stops me sending a ticket,
  • BlazingSEOBlazingSEO
    Accepted Answer
    You can still talk to them. Either call or open live chat as if you're a new customer and tell them your password isn't working.
  • Just changed password.  They make this hard! haha

    Just sent a ticket to them.  Fingers crossed my sites are ok!!!
  • Accepted Answer
    a good host will beable to get it back up and running for you but that doesn't mean you won't get hacked again.
    are you using a cracked theme or plugin? (if so, can you PM me where you got it from?).
    what theme are you using?
  • Accepted Answer
    Wordpress gets hardcore bruteforced nowadays.

    • Be sure to use a good password (Long --> Longer --> Your Password)
  • I opened a ticket with hostgator last night when i created this topic.  Still no reply from them.  Gonna live chat them now but its a 30 minute wait.

    2 of the themes are cracked but 3 of them are not.  The 3 that are not are all optimizepress.  When i look at my sites on a desktop and my ipad they are fine.  But through a mobile phone they run into trouble.

    Last week i checked my analytics and saw that somebody from the same IP was looking at 4 of my sites.  This worried me then as i was wondering how they linked them.  It must be this IP that hacked me.  The IP is only situated in the next city from me aswell.  Scumbags!!!
  • Accepted Answer

    be careful where you get your cracked themes and plugins.., the hackers have probably got in through these.
  • damn!

    If i go and buy the same theme can it be switched with the cracked ones and keep everything in place as it already is?

    I just spoke to hostgator.  They said i have not heard back from them because security is a delicate matter.  I'm a bot worried haha
  • Accepted Answer
    yes, same thing happened to me thats why i said you can PM me the place you got the theme from.
  • Accepted Answer
    first get rid of plugins and themes which are vulnerable to hack

    IOSEC Anti Flood Security Gateway Module it will prevent you with brute force or ddos Kyplex Anti-Malware Service which is kind of antivirus for wordpressBulletProof Security has plenty of options to make wp more securerCaptcha plugin on login page 
    best of luck
  • Should i be worried about my personal details? aswell as things as my paypal and stripe accounts?  How serious is this im dealing with?
  • Accepted Answer
    were you selling affiliate products or adsense?
  • I am selling my own products mate.
  • goonergooner
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    Using hacked themes or plugins is almost certainly the reason, been there and done that!

    Hostgator keep a backup of your sites for one week, providing you haven't gone over your disk space quota etc.
    You can get the site restored for $20 or something like that:
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