If you’ve visited in the last few days, you would have noticed a sad-looking maintenance page and little else. And for a couple of weeks prior to that, a Google search of FilmScoring.info made it appear we had begun selling Accutane as a side business (it still does, until the Google bots return). Alas, both were the result of a common WordPress hack.
We’re back up and running, and I’m fairly certain all traces of malicious code have been removed. In the process, I’ve learned a good bit about common WordPress attacks and why WordPress security is necessary, even on a fairly obscure site like this one. Unfortunately, due to the popularity of WordPress and the naivete of some of its users (myself included), it’s not unusual for new bloggers to get attacked. The upside is that it’s also not hard to protect your site and make it significantly more difficult for hackers to get in. Here are a few tips.
And now that the site is back up, I’m working on a number of cool posts, including an in-depth analysis of “Bohemian Rhapsody” and numerous tips on melody, harmony, mixing, spotting, and working with directors. Stay tuned, and stay secure!