So a couple of weeks ago I applied to the NeverBlue CPA network.
They have a manual approval process. Didn't think much about it.
Until they called me late last night to tell me my application had been declined.
I asked why...
"Because your site has been hacked, Sir"
Sure enough, my personal blog (firstnamelastname.com) has been defaced by a charming chap by the name of Sn!peR BaghdaD
The cheeky son-of-a-gun was at least thoughtful enough to leave his email address, in case I want to know "What A Hell We Doing HeR..."
Now, I'm fairly sure he wouldn't have brute forced my password...it's too complex for that...
...so I can only assume there's a security hole in WordPress 2.7
It's a straight out of the box install, with no plugins.
Just a heads up, if you're also running WP2.7...perhaps there are some security patches available...or maybe you should consider upgrading to 2.8
Luckily, my blog had no content of any real value...I hastily threw some content up there to help with my CPA applications...so I can wipe it clean without too much effort.
But, how about you? If you don't already, be sure to take regular backups of your blogs.
You never know when they might become a hacker target!