[okfn-help] Fwd: open data commons and trojan downloader

Rufus Pollock rufus.pollock at okfn.org
Mon Nov 23 15:24:05 GMT 2009

2009/11/23 James Casbon <casbon at gmail.com>:
> Looks pretty p0wned to me. I get a load of adobe illustrator ads.
> This is a wordpress install, right? We need a decent backup and a
> software upgrade.

We keep upgrading the damn thing precisely because of it getting hacked!

It is currently running WP 2.8.5 having been upgraded less than a
month ago (because of similar issues).

Today I've just gone and done a completely fresh install (though
obviously not of the db ...)

This looks like it has killed the hack (for the present though I hope
there are no backdoors in the db).

> Is anyone directly responsible for this install?

I guess I am though this lives on Jordan's DH account atm (we should
probably move off there at some point). We should probably set up a
google alert for the main WP installs looking for a sign of being
hacked (e.g. search for typical spam phrases). I think we already have
a ticket for this.


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