Subject: Urgent: Security Incident – WordPress Site Compromised
I hope this message finds you well. I am writing to inform you of a critical situation regarding my WordPress website, [The World According to Derrick], which has unfortunately fallen victim to a security breach. Why on earth would someone want to hack my site, I have no idea. But they did
Recently, we discovered unauthorized access and malicious activity on the site, indicating a potential hack. This incident is being treated with the utmost urgency, and I wanted to keep you informed about the situation.
Upon detecting the breach, I immediately took steps to isolate and contain the issue. I had to rebuild the database, and by rebuild, I mean, I dropped all of the tables, and restarted the WP installation. The long and short of it is, since I never did backups, all of my posts/articles on the original World According to Derrick was lost.
To address the aftermath of the hack, we have initiated a comprehensive security audit to identify the extent of the compromise. This includes examining all aspects of our website architecture, plugins, and themes to ensure that no vulnerabilities are left unaddressed. So I install my version of a firewall around the site that would detect when some is trying to brut -force their way in, and BLOCK THEM!!!!!!!!!