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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.

Posted by on June 7, 2008.

Categories: 2008 Season, Site News

5 Responses

  1. 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.

    by jason on Jun 7, 2008 at 12:02 pm

  2. Maybe THIS is the spark the offense needs!

    by David G. on Jun 7, 2008 at 1:57 pm

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

    by Kathy on Jun 7, 2008 at 4:56 pm

  4. Hey billfer,

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

    by Dylan on Jun 7, 2008 at 11:17 pm

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

    by billfer on Jun 8, 2008 at 8:25 am

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