Look like the hack did a lot of damage. Even though I brought my website up and running after a couple of weeks being hacked.
The hack basically like a defaced website or redirected all traffic to some spam illegal activities websites selling drugs and many others including porn. I didn’t pay attention to my blog for over a week or more and it was too late when I got it up, the damage was already done.
The damage in this was hackers embed redirect link onto my web root folder and redirect all my good traffic to spam websites and google search engine doesn’t like that. Google search engine now flagged my website blog as spam, and it will never crawl my website again, ever!
The good news is that google will give me a chance to fix it. However it’s a very long steps, and I mean very long steps process on getting my website blog crawled again. The steps involved fixing many things, and it will take a lot of time and effort. Look like I will be busy during my spare time to have this fixes.
In addition I went ahead and added extra firewall security to the web server, not sure if that will help much because WordPress blog is an open source application which anyone can have a copy and disect it to find weakness and hack away.
Oh well, look like it’s going to be painful weeks ahead, new learning curve. The good news on this is that I gained new experience and learn new things to keep my mind sharp 🙂
Well it’s been 3-4 days and Google still hasn’t put my website blog back online yet. Look like the hack had impacted my website blog visibility contents. What happened was my website redirected traffic to spam scam fraud illegal activities websites and as a result google search engine penalized my website by removing all indexes.
Let see what will happen after a couple weeks. I may have to do some research on how to get my website back on google search engine again. It appears that offline website will get removed from google index after a couple weeks, then to get it back on to google index will probably take double that amount of time. So look like 1 month or 4 weeks. Will see.
If you tried out Earnhoney.com you may noticed that the $1 redemption goes thru, but after that is a different story.
Earnhoney is similar to other websites with surveys and videos and games and other stuff you can do to earn points and convert those points into amazon gift card and paypal.
However lately, a lot of people are complaining about Earnhoney.com not paying, account flagged, suspended, deleted, points removed, rewards denied and so on. This is even for legitimate user where they would watch videos, play games, and participate on surveys and so on, but most of the users will get their redemption points cancelled, will never get their gift card or rewards lately. Most if not all accounts flagged and ask to contact security.
Members did contacted earnhoney.com for assistant, some get reinstated but their account points cancelled and who knows if earnhoney.com will do it again. It appears lately Earnhoney.com has been doing massive ban to whatever logic methods they’re using to flag. A lot of legitimate users are being flagged as well when they didn’t violate any rule. Just a big waste of time contacting support and not going anywhere, no positive result.
Some of the forums indicate, earnhoney.com is a scam, short live. Don’t ever send Earnhoney your ID government issue ID including driver license and so on, they can use it as fraud.
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Due to the fact that my wordpress blog got hacked. Google did not crawl or index my website for a very long time. Therefore at the moment I’m not visible on the internet on google search engine, totally nothing.
When I do a search for site:1a20.com google should have show my I have a few thousands web pages visible to the internet when people certain for certain topics. Apparently not. google have zero records of my blog. It’s not surprising though because I didn’t check my website blog for over one week, and that’s where the hack was happening. So for over a week google try to crawl index my website but unsuccessful so google removed my website blog from its search engine totally.
I’ll monitor the index sitemap over the next few weeks to see if my website blog being indexed again by google search engine.
As I’m still recovering from the script kiddie hack or spam hack. I just want to share how I got my wordpress blog up back within minutes.
First if I were to find out about the hack I would have it brought it back sooner, but since I didn’t check my blog for over 1 week and it was hack during this time and I didn’t found out about it until yesterday or so, and I got it back up and running few minutes.
Assuming that your database was not hack, only your web files got hacked. The fix is simple. Just download a new wordpress installation files, don’t install it, just unzip it and upload to your web folder, assuming you already backup the hacked old web files wordpress, ensure to back it up though. Then simply change your wp-config file point it to the database or simply just copy the old wp-config to the new one. Then copy the plugins and themes from old folders to new. Then log into your wordpress admin and start re-enabling plugins and themes. Should be good to go.
I haven’t update my blog for one week. Haven’t check it for one week. Guess what? it got hacked.
– Well I wouldn’t say it got hacked, more of like a script kiddie hack. The hack appears to be random. A script scanned all websites for weakness, and off course my blog have weakness, and I didn’t bother much on patching it I guess. Basically my website blog was defaced, or redirected to other websites, spam websites to be exact.
When I checked the folder for my website folders, there were a bunch of scripts .js java files, and a lot of html file, and I mean a lot, thousands perhaps.
So if you have a blog such as wordpress, you might want to consider checking it as often as possible, maybe once a day. Don’t be like me, I went off for a whole week didn’t check, and the consequences of getting it hacked, defaced, and files multiplied in the root directory. Got redirect it to some .su website selling illegal viagra and other illegal medical drugs. All I can tell you is don’t buy any drugs online, you will get killed.
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If you see an adv. pops up while on ebay website for a $10 ebay gift card, go for it, because I did and I got a $10 coupon or redemption code good for $10 on ebay to buy anything.
All you have to do is click on the link to get insurance quote. Fill it out, and notice there are a lot of personal information they want, but it’s optional, do not fill out anything is optional such as your social security # and such, you could, they can be trusted (liberty mutual) but just to be safe, don’t volunteer any optional information is best.
Once you got your quote, you can stop there, don’t buy it or submit or anything like that unless you want to get the insurance because it’s a good deal, better than what you’re paying currently.
Within hours you should get your code from liberty mutual insurance. Use it right away is my recommendation 🙂
Bummer! if the price of Bitcoin isn’t doing well enough, now it’s software/apps for Bitcoin not doing so well. Latest news:
“resulted in one specific address being generated multiple times, leading to a loss of funds for a handful of users.”
Blockchain advises users who fear they were affected to update their app, create a new bitcoin address, and transfer their funds out of the affected wallet.
I’m glad that I didn’t use Block chain as my Bitcoin wallet.
This is what I’ve been afraid of for a very long time. People told me that Bitcoin wallet are unlimited, it is impossible to have duplicate wallet address, but apparently not totally true, as today we’ve confirmed that multiple wallets with same address generated, meaning your bitcoin could be in someone else’s wallet or pocket, if they found out about it, for sure they will transfer those coins out and you can say good bye to all your bitcoin in that wallet. No, not possible to trace whom had the same Bitcoin wallet address as you.
The price of Bitcoin continue to tumble after this news confirmed and released. We might see Bitcoin down to 100s in the next several weeks. Result from loosing faith and not confident in Bitcoin secure your Bitcoin properly.
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