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Wordpress problem: Hackers break into Robert Scoble's blog, delete posts




Wordpress problem: Hackers break into Robert Scoble's blog, delete posts
Wordpress problem: Hackers break into Robert Scoble's blog, delete posts



http://venturebeat.com/2009/09/05/hackers-break-into-robert-scobles-blog-and-delete-older-posts/ 

By Dean Takahashi
Venture Beat
September 5, 2009

Uber blogger Robert Scoble said today that hackers broke into his blog 
and deleted about two months' worth of postings -- leang to findings 
that there are security problems with the blogging software he uses, 
Wordpress.

Wordpress, a very successful blogging software that VentureBeat also 
uses, can be used on any server, but it is more vulnerable when used on 
servers not owned by Wordpress itself. Scoble had moved away from 
Wordpress' rvers (which is a version called Wordpress.com) to use the 
Wordpress software (Wordpress.org) on RackSpace servers -- which is when 
he experienced the problem.

The incident highlights the ongoing challenges of security on Web sites.

The Scobelizer blog is ranked at No. 220 among the Top 500 blogs on 
Technorati. It isn't clear entirely how the hackers broke into the 
password-protected blog, but Scoble noted in his posting that it first 
happened a few weeks ago when he was still using version 2.7xx of 
Wordpress, which has known vulnerabilities. Scoble upgraded to the 
newest 2.8.4 version, but the hackers came back.

It'a scary thought and a hard lesson. If hackers get your account 
passwords, they could change the password, lock you out, and start 
posting embarrassing things on your blog. In Scoble's case, they did 
more damage. That's one reason he has restarted a new blog on a 
different platform.

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