Security Flaw Exploited on Schlueterica

I’m not sure what plugin or script it was, but someone managed to run a successful SQL injection attack on my site, and dropped all my WordPress tables.

To make matters worse, due to my move, the only backups that I have are sitting on my computer which is sitting in a storage shed somewhere between here and San Diego. I had hoped that my host had a more recent backup, but it turns out that they don’t.

So, for the next few weeks, this site is going to be pretty much useless. If you have to contact me, you can use any email address at this domain name.

As soon as I figure out how this happened, I’ll be sure to let you all know.

2 Responses to “Security Flaw Exploited on Schlueterica”

  1. On January 23rd, 2006 at 16:01:11, Schlueterica » Getting back my posts Said:

    [...] Earlier this month, I wrote about an attack on my website that resulted in me losing my entire WordPress database. There weren’t any backups except the one that is sitting on my desktop computer currently in storage. [...]

  2. On January 25th, 2006 at 10:46:58, Schlueterica » Incompetence in Hacker’s Clothing Said:

    [...] First, there was the “attack”. All my Wordpress and Horde data was lost — but my Horde email messages were preserved. Since the other Horde data (I am told) is stored in a database, while the messages are stored in files, it made some sense to me that this was a strictly sql-based attack. Whoever did this found a way to execute SQL commands on my MySQL server, and blindly deleted the stuff that they knew they’d probably find. [...]

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