Mediawiki Maintenance!

Posted on April 30, 2013

Today I learnt my favourite SQL statement: 

delete from exampleTable where id between 100 and 50000

After finding out that the mediawiki setup for had been compromised! I figured during setup that the wiki would be made open and free, hence making it easy for anyone to add content, and after trying to debug what has been using up server bandwidth, there it was!

Over 3k of random users using the wiki for POP purposes. I would never have guessed this if it wasn’t for this handy network monitoring tool: 

So yes, you can say: “I’ve been hacked!” Damn mediawiki…

More on this annoying issue to come… As I’m currently battling to regain control…

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