WPCandy, the popular WordPress niche blog has been hacked and their whole website was wiped out just a few hours ago. I came to know about it when I was doing a usual check to see if there’s anything new going in the WordPress industry.
The hackers deleted the whole site and did a new installation of WordPress. A few months ago, Woo Themes.. the popular WordPress themes shop got hacked and been offline for 3+ days.
I am 100% sure the blog that talks a lot about taking backups would have a backup of itself. After doing a little search on Twitter, I found out that site has been going from a rough patch and someone is trying to hack the site since last 2-3 days (& today he finally succeeded).
Though, there’s no official news about what exactly happen. The official twitter account of WPCandy hasn’t been updated since October 20, 2012.
This doesn’t end here, if you search about WPCandy on Google, you won’t find any links to their posts or pages. Google was really quick in updating & removing the pages.
The main reason why ryan isn’t been able to fix the site yet, is because “He is at the Tybee Island WPCS meetup this weekend, with all of the who’se who of WP. So if he knows, he probably hasn’t had time or resources to fix anything yet.” commented Rev.
I hope the WPCandy blog gets back up and running again.
For those who don’t know, WPCandy is a popular news blog which was created on October 1st, 2007 by Michael Castilla. In early 2010 Ryan Imel purchased the blog from Castilla, ushered in a new design and journalistic vision, and moved it to the GooRoo Network. The WPCandy team includes Ryan Imel (founder), Brain Krogsgard (Editor) and Mark McWilliam (contributor).
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