Someone hacked our Body and Soul blog

Eight months ago last February, I put Fellowship of the Minds (FOTM) in hibernation and moved us to a politically “safer” blog, Body and Soul, which would provide a home for our community of like minds until a time when we can return to FOTM.

Innocuous though Body and Soul is, our enemies still managed to hunt us down.

On Monday, Nov. 21, I tried to log into Body and Soul as the administrator, but was told my password was wrong. So I created a new password and was able to log in.

Then, I found out the reason when I received this email from Body and Soul‘s server, GoDaddy:

On November 17, we identified suspicious activity in our WordPress hosting environment and immediately began an investigation with the help of a third-party IT forensics firm and have contacted law enforcement. Our investigation is ongoing, but we have determined that, on or about September 6, 2021, an unauthorized third party gained access to certain authentication information for administrative services, specifically, the customer number and email address associated with your account; your WordPress Admin login set at inception; and your sFTP and database usernames and passwords. What this means is the unauthorized party could have obtained the ability to access your Managed WordPress service and make changes to it, including to alter your website and the content stored on it. The exposure of your email address may also present a heightened risk of phishing attacks.

We are taking several steps to protect you and your data. First, we have blocked the unauthorized third party from our systems. Second, we have reset your WordPress Admin login credentials, sFTP password and your database password. Your website is still up and running, but you won’t be able to edit content until you set new passwords.

Like their master the Devil, our political enemies are relentless.

What sad times we live in…..

~E

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truckjunkie
truckjunkie
1 month ago

I hate to see his happen to good,honorable people like yourself,but I believe they (whoever did this) knows not who they’re fooling with. Hopefully a major priority will be learning the identity of these offenders,and “accidentally” destroying the tools they use to do this damage.(Their fingers,MOB style) Though they probably don’t realize it,they can’t stop you,they can only pi$$ you off and urge you to take THEM down. Bless you,Dr. E,and God give you the strength to defeat these Criminals in high style. Please put all this aside and have a VERY Happy Thanksgiving!

 
joandarc
joandarc
1 month ago

Thank you Dr.E for telling us about this fraud motivated by the devil. Whoever this third party is, he is up against the most brilliant woman I have ever known, and also most importantly, your patron, the powerful and magnificent St. Michael the Archangel. I will take this matter to Our Lord Jesus in my prayers.

 
Jackie Puppet
Jackie Puppet(@jackie-puppet)
1 month ago

I’m glad things didn’t turn out worse.

My memory may be somewhat fuzzy on the details, but didn’t GoDaddy give you kind of a hard time with FOTM, or was it just WordPress? I know GoDaddy will take down sites off of its servers with those they philosophically disagree with.

It would be miraculous indeed, if law enforcement did anything about this.

 
DCG
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DCG(@dcg)
1 month ago

I’ve been having problems accessing our blog all week, although able to do so sporadically.
Evil never sleeps.

 
entagor
entagor
1 month ago

just by coincidence while I was deep diving at a site called techmeme.com I found this article:

SEC filing: a third party had access to GoDaddy’s Managed WordPress hosting from September 6 to November 17, including 1.2M customer numbers and admin passwords  

https://www.engadget.com/godaddy-wordpress-security-issue-1-2-million-users-150142622.html

 
Steven Broiles
Steven Broiles
1 month ago

The question is, Qui Bono? The usual suspects come to mind—the CIA, the ADL, the SPLC. IDK.

We all must get ready for persecution.

 
TrailDust
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TrailDust(@traildust)
1 month ago

Sorry to read this, DrE.

Evil doesn’t sleep. But Psalm 121:3-4 has encouraging assurances: “He will not allow your foot to slip; your Protector will not slumber. Behold, the Protector of Israel will neither slumber nor sleep.”

 
Calgirl
Calgirl
1 month ago

How is it some people have time (or make pseudo careers of it) to “police” other people’s opinions, political leanings, societal mores, religious beliefs, & freedom to speak of these things w/others whom wish to discuss such amongst themselves …& I barely have time to work, squeeze in my family/pet care/ shopping/cooking/home care/banking/yard work, routine health & dental care, car care, & maybe go to lunch with a friend once a month (or LESS)? And, I DO sleep occasionally. I’ve just got my gut feelings about this to lead me, but I have to think that they LITERALLY, have nothing else to do….like no work, no upkeep of family, home, cars, friends…& all those things I enumerated. They are scabs on the seeping wounds that they cause to the habitus of our once-proud American ethos. They are always going to exist, & are always going to need “the good guys” to overwhelm & transcend their evil”control issues” & any other motivations they might harbor. How disappointing, once again, but sadly not unexpected.

 
Grif
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Grif(@grif)
1 month ago

I am only entering this conversation now because it did not appear when I logged into Body and Soul yesterday! I don’t know whether this is an artifact of the attack, or just when I logged on. None the less, it grieved me greatly to see you once again be under attack Dr. E. You have endured so much. I wish there were a way to help you through this trial. If there is, you need only to tell me what that is and consider it done. I admire your tenacity, your fortitude, your unswerving commitment to the truth of the saving grace of Jesus, and your love of holy father God. I pray that God raise a hedge of safety and protection around you and that he send Archangel Michael to raise his sword against the evil that has set itself against you.