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Hacking My WordPress Account 

14 Apr

[Updated Sunday, 16 April, 2017 at 16:03]

 

Here is one of my stalkers:

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To explain the relevance of the above screenshot and the point of this blog post, I recently noticed that my viewer and visitor stats were considerably down on my WordPress.

When I say down, I mean absolutely no visits or views for almost a week.

Now, this is very unusual, because I have an average number of visitors per day, stretching back over a year.

Another reason it is very unusual, is because of the topics and subjects on which I blog about.

I also have a number of repeat (some obsessed) visitors, who view the same blog posts and click on the same links every time they visit.

So, to investigate further, I first checked my stats counter with a third party app, that logs the IP addresses and other data about my visitors.

I then checked the code I use for that app, which monitors who and where my blog visitors are.

Low and behold the code was missing from my WordPress settings.

I readded the code and, to be on the safe side, I also changed my security settings, including authentication and my linked email address. 

To my surprise, my linked email address had also been changed to one not too dissimilar, with an alteration to how I spell out my name.

Now, here’s the thing. Because of what I blog about and being quite outspoken and political in my views, I am aware that I have made some enemies, who take an overly obsessive interest in what I blog about and are religious in viewing and visiting my blog.

These same people have previously attempted to hack my social media accounts and go to the extraordinary lengths to set up troll accounts to abuse me online and have set up several email addresses in variations of my name to hide their tracks.

Another reason I know that my WordPress was hacked, is due to one of my repeat (nee, obsessed) viewers checking my blog within 20 minutes of me changing my linked email address back to what it was.

In the screenshot at the head of this blog post, you can see how obsessive and pernicious one of my stalkers and harassers actually is.

The individual in question, has visited my blog for the last three days, consecutively, on no less than 16 separate occasions. On each occasion, referring to, and clicking on the same blog posts and the same links.

It’s been several weeks, if not months now, but this particular individual, is now known to the police, as are the individual’s accomplices, and is currently under investigation.

I have collated evidence of all of the above, having documented the individual’s abuse and harassment of myself and others, over a considerable period of  time.

Since this person, or someone who is known or close to this person, has somehow managed to hack into my WordPress account, I have now had to alter my privacy and security settings on all my online accounts.

With any luck, I am hopeful that those responsible will soon be caught and dealt with appropriately.

Until then, try harder, you pathetic humorons!

 

 

 

Author: Jason Schumann

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