Hacker Hates This Blog

If you all came on my blog yesterday you noticed there was a nasty virus trying to entice you to click on it. This is the second time this same virus has pestered my blog. Just a note – if you ever see anything like that, DON’T CLICK IT! Thank God my awesome blog guy, Adam McLane, is on top of this stuff all the time! He fixed it right away! He hosts many other blogs as well, and told me that this is not a problem with any of his others…there really must be a certain hacker out there who hates what we do!

Let’s keep it rolling.

Much love!


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About Andrew Marin

Andrew Marin is President and Founder of The Marin Foundation (www.themarinfoundation.org). He is author of the award winning book Love Is an Orientation (2009), its interactive DVD curriculum (2011), and recently an academic ebook titled Our Last Option: How a New Approach to Civility can Save the Public Square (2013). Andrew is a regular contributor to a variety of media outlets and frequently lectures at universities around the world. Since 2010 Andrew has been asked by the United Nations to advise their various agencies on issues of bridging opposing worldviews, civic engagement, and theological aspects of reconciliation. For twelve years he lived in the LGBT Boystown neighborhood of Chicago, and is currently based St. Andrews, Scotland, where he is teaching and researching at the University of St. Andrews earning his PhD in Constructive Theology with a focus on the Theology of Culture. Andrew's research centers on the cultural, political, and religious dynamics of reconciliation. Andrew is married to Brenda, and you can find him elsewhere on Twitter (@Andrew_Marin), Facebook (AndrewMarin01), and Instagram (@andrewmarin1).

  • Jonathan

    I guess you have to keep on top of those WordPress updates!

  • http://adammclane.com adam mclane

    Jonathan- actually, that doesn’t seem to be the problem. My blog is rocking WP 3.0 and got hit, too. I’m digging deeper as I think the hacker laid a little bomb on the server and not directly in the WP install.

    Virus people are turds.

    • http://www.loveisanorientation.com Andrew Marin

      Turds indeed, brother Adam.

  • http://exgaywatch.com David Roberts

    Been there, done that. Do you know what the payload was exactly? Most of them are deposited by scripts that seek out a server or app with a certain weakness rather than an individual. Check the CSS folder of your theme and see if there is a php file in there. I spent an entire day tracking one down, it was not fun.

  • http://adammclane.com adam mclane

    @david- it seems like they are doing different things. The first was a script that hit the whole server. This time, I haven’t found it yet. But I suspect its buried in a php.ini file.