I’ve been hacked

I’ve been hacked

I’ve been hacked

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March 1 2007 2:26 PM

I’ve been hacked

Golram, I hate frakking hackers.

Phil Plait Phil Plait

Phil Plait writes Slate’s Bad Astronomy blog and is an astronomer, public speaker, science evangelizer, and author of Death From the Skies!  

I've been hacked, with some jerkwad putting tons of dirty links into my content to point to his site. The links are set up in such a way that they never get displayed in my blog; they are in the content but don't appear in the actual entry when you read it. They probably did this to get links to their site from highly-placed sites (that can be valuable when people search google for certain search terms).


I believe this was done before I upgraded to a newer, more secure version of WordPress. I have edited a few entries, but there are lots with this garbage in them. If you subscribe to my blog through an RSS feed or via email, you may be seeing a flood of posts as they are edited. My apologies. Believe me, you're not nearly as put out as I am.

*^@$#&#*$^@#* hackers.

Update: I think I caught it all, and deleted the bad stuff. I'm very very sorry if this put anyone out.

Update 2 (Saturday March 3): I have cleaned everything up and upgraded the software as well. This should be the end of it...