So Your WordPress got Hacked…

I’m a geek, and I love technology, so it’s not surprising that I have several websites for my different audiences: multiple public facing websites, private family websites, and local community websites.  I consider “In My Mobile World” to be one of my public facing websites.

Unfortunately, as a result of a vulnerability found in a PHP sub-routine called “Tim Thumb” (used in the WordPress Theme called “The Morning After…”), a hacker was able to gain access to my WordPress PHP code.  This particular Theme was used on one of my local community websites, so over the course of time the hacker also gained access to ALL of my websites since they are all accessible with root privileges on my hosting account.

I believe that I have now corrected all of the known “vectors of attack” in my websites by plugging all of the known vulnerabilities. Of course, only time will tell, and hackers may find additional new vulnerabilities with my websites in the future, so this is going to be an uphill battle.  So let’s see what we can do to prepare you for the same battle.