January 15th, 2007 by Keith

Critical Warning! SEO WordPress Vunerability Exploited – Get WordPress 2.0.7 Now

Posted in Linux, Mac OS, Site News, Solaris, Web Apps, Windows

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After a rampant hacking by a particular programmer, nick named as “****ingPirate“, several SEO WordPress websites have been affected, particularly those hugely popular websites. Just 2 hours ago, WordPress has released an immediate fix to curb the problem. So, if you still aren’t running the LATEST version, it is time that you get it now.

So, who is this guy? Read on…

Who am I?

My name is XXX. I am XXX years old, I live in XXX and I’m what some people might call a “computer geek”.

In-real-life I study and own a web development studio. Online I’m a well known white hat SEO. You can find me at v7n, threadwatch, webmasterworld, digitalpoint and reading stuff from blogs like personified, copyblogger & seomoz (In fact I’m a moderator at one or two of those forums!) I love to help newbie’s on forums, movies and long walks on the beach… I have an “evil” alter ego called FuckingPirate.

FuckingPirate loves racking, warez, black hat stuff and general mayhem FuckingPirate hangs out at IRC and spends all his bandwidth downloading torrents and yet-another asian porn video. As you might noticed, this site to my dark side…

Apparently, he has self proclaimed that he is an expert in hacking. What is he going to do next?

I’m going to crack all the SEO related sites/blogs/forums that I can… Maybe once in a while a non-SEO site will slip into the list but what the hell! Who cares anyways?

I will publish here detailed information on how I did it and maybe the juicy stuff that I find on their sites – Backups, sql dumps, secret stuff… who knows

Actually no, I’m so sorry that was my WH side speaking… I will not publish the juicy stuff, I will trade it for stuff that I need & e-gold. If the owner acts like a biatch, the juice will end up at the little green demon

And the reasons for doing so?

Why I’m doing this?

1. Because I want

2. Because I can

3. Because lately the SEO industry is LAME and BORING – Want a proof of that?

- The SEO industry is just a bunch of self-proclaimed gurus making more money from their “guru” status than from SEO.

- The blogsphere (God I hate that word) is filled with countless “SEO blogs” syndicating what other “SEO blog” syndicated from another “SEO blog” that syndicated some bullshit guru.

- The most insightful and fun thing that has happened recently in the SEO industry (and anyways It was a looong time ago!) was the freaking search engine spammer who indexed billions of pages in Google thanks to a bug in Blogger, some DNS wildcards and a PHP content generator. Oh boy, people over webmasterwold and digitalpoint where going crazy about it!. So I’m about to bring back some fun to your lives…

Who might be affected? Or already have been hit?

When will I start?

As we speak…

The list

www.mattcutts.com – Mess with the best, die like the rest? He scares me… Just typing his site in this list makes me tremble

www.spamhuntress.com – That bitch needs some AdultFriendFinder love ASAP!

www.shoemoney.com – A bald “guru”, he is like the Buda of the SEO “gurus” (See eliteretreat.info)

www.pronetadvertising.com

www.forumtrends.com

www.askdavetaylor.com

ha.ckers.org – The hardest one of the list. Hats off to RSnake and iD!

www.v7n.com – Actually I’m just going to target blog.v7n.com and their forums

forums.digitalpoint.com – Hard

www.webmasterworld.com – They have the ugliest backend (and forum!) I’ve seen in my life

www.seoblackhat.com – The blog and the private forums (I help out n00bs over there once in a while)

www.boogybonbon.com

www.syndk8.com

www.stuntdubl.com

www.wolf-howl.com

www.seopedia.com

www.digg.com – I’m not aiming for a deface; rather I will find & release ways to game their “democratic” system (This will make happy some webmasters out there)

www.techcrunch.com – Had access to their server until they updated their stuff. This is the biggest target on the list…

www.johnchow.com – Dude wtf?! You came out of the blur and now your blog is everywhere

www.seobook.com – Your book is not that good anyways so get lost…

www.pearsonified.com

Don’t feel unimportant if your site is not listed here, more and more sites will be added gradually

Some of the listed sites here have been verified that has fallen victim to the work. The actual article is available here.

The latest news I have received is that this guy’s fuckingpirate.wordpress.com account has been terminated, but another one at fuckingpirate.blogspot.com has emerged.

Hence, the storyline is, better ensure that your site is upgraded if you are running WordPress.

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WordPress 2.0.7

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