DTW hacked

Detroit Tigers Weblog (as well as my other sites) were hacked this week. Thanks to those of you who contacted me via email and Twitter to give the heads up.

For those of you coming directly to the site you probably didn’t notice anything different. But for those who come from Google or Yahoo, you were being redirected to another site. This appears to be a pretty widespread problem for blogs powered by WordPress at the moment.

I have everything corrected now, but I don’t know how to ensure it doesn’t happen again. So if you see more of the weirdness, don’t hesitate to contact me. Sorry for any confusion and frustration this may have caused.


  1. jason

    June 7, 2008 at 12:02 pm

    I was confused. I thought I had some virus or spyware, so did a full scan of my machine, and found nothing but some cookies, which, I didn’t think we all too harmful… Now, at least I think I can stop worrying about my machine.

  2. David G.

    June 7, 2008 at 1:57 pm

    Maybe THIS is the spark the offense needs!

  3. Kathy

    June 7, 2008 at 4:56 pm

    I did the same thing, jason. Did a complete scan.

  4. Dylan

    June 7, 2008 at 11:17 pm

    Hey billfer,

    Do you have a link somewhere about the WordPress problem? Is it a hole in WordPress or something else?

  5. billfer

    June 8, 2008 at 8:25 am

    Dylan – Here is a round up of the stuff written about the problem