Pages and Posts not working with Firmness Theme

On my site, ALL of the links to posts and pages result with “Hacked By x-Shona”. This also occurs when creating new pages and posts. Here is a link example: http://gbmad.org/workshop-table/ ...

  • Nastia

    Hello phil , hope you're doing well!

    I'm sorry to hear that you have this issue.

    Do you have a backup so you could restore back your site? Please contact your hosting provider, some host might keep a backup of a site and they might clean up the site for you.

    Please check, can you log in to your backend? If yes, make sure to change your passwords to your site, cPanel, FTP and MySQL.

    Check if you have unknown users with administrator user role and delete them from the site.

    To recover from this hack, please try the following:
    1. Download a fresh copy of WordPress, Extract it, and upload all files except wp-content and wp-config.php
    2. Download a fresh copy of all your plugins. Extract them on your PC, then delete all plugins from wp-content/plugins and upload the fresh copies of your plugins there.
    3. Check the wp-content folder for any scripts unknown to WordPress. Try to scan your site with Defender plugin, it will recognize files that do not belong to WordPress installation and will eliminate them.
    4. Repeat the same process for your themes.

    Once you recover from the hack, use Defender plugin to harder your site. You can set up for the plugin to run regular core vulnerability scans, restore and repair WordPress files and it has automatic IP lockout system which will protect you fro the brute force attacks

    Hope this helps!

    Kind regards,
    Nastia

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