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Norton flipping out about our site

Post#1 » Wed Aug 17, 2016 3:44 pm

So my Norton security suddenly began to completely wig out about our web site:

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Specifically:

http://umbraladvent.com/wp-content/them ... index.html

Any idea what that's all about?
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Post#2 » Thu Aug 18, 2016 10:51 pm

Whoa. Scary. We shouldn't have such a theme. Investigating.
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Post#3 » Thu Aug 18, 2016 11:00 pm

Well, I nuked that theme, but I don't know how it was installed. WordPress is generally pretty secure and my installation is up to date. I couldn't find any info about this particular phishing attack elsewhere. I'm still poking around.
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Post#4 » Thu Aug 18, 2016 11:00 pm

The filestamps were from August 13, so it was installed recently.
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Post#5 » Thu Aug 18, 2016 11:17 pm

Installation wasn't actually up to date. And the WordPress site wasn't working (beyond the home page) because somehow my .htaccess file had been written to help support that phishing attack.

I am creating a support ticket to investigate.

I've now applied the latest patch to WordPress, and will keep an eye on things, but yeah, we were hacked.
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Post#6 » Thu Aug 18, 2016 11:18 pm

In other news, it's been a year since I have posted any news articles to the front page. Time flies.
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Post#7 » Fri Aug 19, 2016 12:31 pm

I've locked down some permissions and added some security plugins to alert me if files are changed without my knowledge.

I think I've repaired the damage and closed the door, but would appreciate if you all alert me right away if you see anything suspicious.

Thanks!
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Post#8 » Fri Aug 19, 2016 1:53 pm

Thank you for your diligence and vigilance! <3
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Post#9 » Sat Aug 20, 2016 8:24 am

<3 bregs
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Post#10 » Tue Aug 30, 2016 1:22 pm

Norton is still mewling at me about it, but interestingly only on my laptop. My home PC thinks it's all good. It's this Norton SafeSearch site that has flagged it, and now I think it's just going to remain flagged until it's re-evaluated.
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