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Has HubPages been hacked?

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    Website Examinerposted 7 years ago

    I have seen mulitple reports of corrupted RSS feeds, hubs in favorite topics belong to somebody else, etc. It looks to me as if the site may have been hacked. Or is it a database problem of some kind?

  2. KCC Big Country profile image88
    KCC Big Countryposted 7 years ago

    I have emailed the HP team, but it's the weekend folks.  Give them time to respond.

  3. rebekahELLE profile image88
    rebekahELLEposted 7 years ago

    something is strange. I have someone elses hubs listed under my favorite topics.

  4. Tenerife Islander profile image82
    Tenerife Islanderposted 7 years ago

    Me too - I have someone else's hubs spammed as my favourite topics!

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      Website Examinerposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      That is what it looks like to me, spam. Which is why I started this thread.

    2. jill of alltrades profile image77
      jill of alltradesposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Me too! I was so shocked when I saw my profile page. I avatar staring at me was not mine! My favorite topics are all wrong too! I posted the same question in the ask a question portion of hubbers hangout.

  5. sunforged profile image76
    sunforgedposted 7 years ago

    It looks like a very simple rss confusion that is really only effecting profile links and feeds.

    I doubt this is a hack and spam is misused here.

    The hubber that is showing up in my rss feed is certainly not a spammer or a hacker

    But i hope a lot of emails are being sent to Hp rather than forum threads being started

    1. profile image0
      Website Examinerposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      That is very helpful information. Not everyone has your technical skills, though, and I think it is legitimate to express concerns when using a site.

      1. sunforged profile image76
        sunforgedposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        Oh i agree!

        I emailed the moment I saw the problem pointed out in the forum.

        That is all i can do.

        But Spam/Hack etc. leads to confusion and hysteria. No reason to worry anyone. Its just one small aspect of the site. Most outside visitors will never go to your profile page and although unfortunate that a few feeds that some may intentionally inert in their hubs are not displaying correctly...these things happen.

        Its like 3 in the afternoon on a Sunday for the HP staff - i hope most are outside enjoying family and things of that sort - give em some time to check their mail and all that

    2. Arthur Fontes profile image83
      Arthur Fontesposted 7 years ago

      My hub topics are all rice cooker hubs.  All of a sudden I want stir fry.

    3. TMMason profile image69
      TMMasonposted 7 years ago

      Appearently it has. Everyone but me seems to be having issues.... strange?...

    4. profile image0
      selrachposted 7 years ago

      I am the hijacker and unless you horrible hubbers start reading my hubs things will never be tha same again.lol

      1. prey profile image79
        preyposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        nice  lol lol

        wtf?

        some are cool hubs though big_smile

        most of mine are from hubbers 3 years plus but no activity found ?????????????????

    5. wesleycox profile image83
      wesleycoxposted 7 years ago

      At least all the mix up is internal and there are not links to outside of HP.  I'd rather send traffic to hubpages users as opposed to sending them away from hubpages.  Chew on them apples.

    6. trish1048 profile image74
      trish1048posted 7 years ago

      I am being stalked by AshleytheHottet.  She keeps leaving comments on my one hub.  I've deleted her twice and she keeps coming back.  Worse than a fungus!

      GRRRRRRRR!

      1. KCC Big Country profile image88
        KCC Big Countryposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        If the comments are harassing or inappropriate, report her to team@hubpages.com.   If they are just annoying, then continue to ignore her comments.  I see she's very very very new.

        1. trish1048 profile image74
          trish1048posted 7 years agoin reply to this

          I have reported her to the HP team, which I forgot to mention.

      2. IzzyM profile image89
        IzzyMposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        I just looked her up - she a CHILD!!
        She shouldn't even be on Hubpages - she's too young.
        Check her profle - then her hubtivity, and see what she posted on another hub.
        Oh shortcut - here's the hub link
        http://hubpages.com/hub/Internet-Safety … ent3016649

        1. KCC Big Country profile image88
          KCC Big Countryposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          If she's a minor she definitely needs to be reported to the HP staff.  That's a violation of TOS.

          1. IzzyM profile image89
            IzzyMposted 7 years agoin reply to this

            I've done that KCC. Its a shame because she seemed sweet to me - especially when she commented on a hub about how to get and keep a man! LOL But she is far too young to be here.
            Looks like the staff are going to be incredibly busy sorting out whatever has gone wrong with the site!

            1. KCC Big Country profile image88
              KCC Big Countryposted 7 years agoin reply to this

              I sent an email about it too, since I wasn't sure if you or Trish would.  You're right, HP is going to have a full inbox. smile

    7. IzzyM profile image89
      IzzyMposted 7 years ago

      And I think you'll find from the title of your hub, she thinks thats the chat room!

    8. Ladybird33 profile image47
      Ladybird33posted 7 years ago

      I did too...then I saw this forum...

    9. blondepoet profile image74
      blondepoetposted 7 years ago

      Omg my favorite topics have changed to finance. Honestly I cannot survive without a calculator and accountant. Maths is my weakness including money. A far cry from my normal little black dress hubs. smile

      1. blake4d profile image58
        blake4dposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        Mine got changed into evening wear, and then the best uses for phonebooks under a table. Then one about how to raise hamsters in the wild. BP it isnt right. We must abandon the hub....

    10. AEvans profile image81
      AEvansposted 7 years ago

      e-mail team@hubpages.com with the concerns I am certain it will be fixed just like I said on three other threads, relax and breathe. smile

    11. sunforged profile image76
      sunforgedposted 7 years ago

      It is a little disappointing that no official announcement stating they are aware of the problem has been made.

      It has been 4 hours or so now

      1. AEvans profile image81
        AEvansposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        I just came on to the forums a little bit ago notification has been sent. smile

        1. rebekahELLE profile image88
          rebekahELLEposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          well, I think what he meant is many of us sent notifications 4 hours ago and it would be nice to have something acknowledged. my alien hubs are gone, but I have no favorite topics category.

    12. IzzyM profile image89
      IzzyMposted 7 years ago

      It's been 9 hours since the first post went up about this problem.

    13. Pearldiver profile image81
      Pearldiverposted 7 years ago

      Mega1.......... I love your hub on Nagging lol

      I don't mind it being one of my favorite subjects big_smile

      You're in good hands... I won't keep your hubs long.

      So who has got my hubs on their site? hmm

      1. prettydarkhorse profile image65
        prettydarkhorseposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        I did and I am very happy, my hub and profile looks ok, and nobody like to get mine HUHUHU

        1. Pearldiver profile image81
          Pearldiverposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          Cool.... I knew a good looker would get them big_smile

          Thanks Maita smile

    14. Freya Cesare profile image63
      Freya Cesareposted 7 years ago

      I get the same problems. There's many other people hubs listed in my profile!

    15. Ohma profile image75
      Ohmaposted 7 years ago

      I do not even have a favorite hubs section my hubtivity is under my most recent hubs and my fans\followers is in the sidebare. It has been this way for several days. I just thought HP was making some changes?

    16. Pearldiver profile image81
      Pearldiverposted 7 years ago

      lol Yeah Right!!!!! lol

      Hahaha..... Those aren't my hubs Maita! yikes

      I take no responsibility for writing a hub called "HairStyles for Bald Women" lol

      Nice one mate hmm  lol

      1. prettydarkhorse profile image65
        prettydarkhorseposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        PD, why not transfer your hubs to mine

    17. prettydarkhorse profile image65
      prettydarkhorseposted 7 years ago

      But I have lots of people emailed me and told me I defanned them
      I don't defan or defollow hehe anybody except when they are TOOO BAD>>>

      1. rebekahELLE profile image88
        rebekahELLEposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        how middle school. people email you saying you defanned them?

        hi maita.

        1. prettydarkhorse profile image65
          prettydarkhorseposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          Hi Ms Rebekahelle! look at my profile page hehehe

          1. Rochelle Frank profile image95
            Rochelle Frankposted 7 years agoin reply to this

            Looks ok to me-- Oh sorry, got RebekahELLE's name mixed up with mine.

            1. prettydarkhorse profile image65
              prettydarkhorseposted 7 years agoin reply to this

              No Mam, the topic are all repeated in different categories,

              1. Freya Cesare profile image63
                Freya Cesareposted 7 years agoin reply to this

                mine too! sad weird!

              2. Rochelle Frank profile image95
                Rochelle Frankposted 7 years agoin reply to this

                OK I see that, now-- Mine has favorite topics-- but NO listings under them. At least you have SOMEthing.

                1. prettydarkhorse profile image65
                  prettydarkhorseposted 7 years agoin reply to this

                  I see it also now,

              3. vrajput profile image56
                vrajputposted 7 years agoin reply to this

                You are right, it is being repeated

          2. rebekahELLE profile image88
            rebekahELLEposted 7 years agoin reply to this

            giggle, that is funny!

            the ones I had on mine were about love, and finding the right partner!!  but now they are gone, but no favorites for me. sad

    18. prettydarkhorse profile image65
      prettydarkhorseposted 7 years ago

      Oh No my profile page is screwed up, hairstyle for bald women are under architecture LOL< and they appear many times, hehe

    19. Rochelle Frank profile image95
      Rochelle Frankposted 7 years ago

      Soooo My 100 score is probably a glitch? ??? Quick, someone, How do I make a screenshot?

    20. FrankiesGirl6Yr profile image82
      FrankiesGirl6Yrposted 7 years ago

      When something like this happens is it like a virus?? My mom's facebook page started acting weird and someone got her email, started asking people in adress book for money, then it almost completely crashed her computer?

      1. rebekahELLE profile image88
        rebekahELLEposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        that's terrible. did that happen recently?

        1. FrankiesGirl6Yr profile image82
          FrankiesGirl6Yrposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          Ya, like a month ago. The hacker was telling people in her address book she was stranded and needed money to get back. Then when she went to e-mail them to say it was BS her computer went crazy...............It was like $200+ to get it fixed...

          1. Freya Cesare profile image63
            Freya Cesareposted 7 years agoin reply to this

            What? and it is her?

          2. rebekahELLE profile image88
            rebekahELLEposted 7 years agoin reply to this

            sad, facebook definitely has its own issues.

            I don't know what this is at HP, but it seems to have affected many accounts.  I hope our favorite topics come back!

            1. Rochelle Frank profile image95
              Rochelle Frankposted 7 years agoin reply to this

              If I click on my topics (title) , my hubs in that category show up.

            2. FrankiesGirl6Yr profile image82
              FrankiesGirl6Yrposted 7 years agoin reply to this

              I just really really hope it's not something like that.......... sad

    21. saddlerider1 profile image68
      saddlerider1posted 7 years ago

      Mine were all screwed up as well, but they are back to normal, I think HPages must be correcting the problem, all my hubs were someone else, too funny.

    22. larryfreeman profile image87
      larryfreemanposted 7 years ago

      Hi Everyone,

      I will investigate to see what's up and report back to this forum when I have an update.

      -Larry

      1. sunforged profile image76
        sunforgedposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        should be stickied

    23. Dense profile image75
      Denseposted 7 years ago

      It's all the religious cyberwar posts in the forums. They are destabizing our hub system. -_-

    24. larryfreeman profile image87
      larryfreemanposted 7 years ago

      Hi Everyone,

      The problem should now be fixed.

      -Larry

      1. jill of alltrades profile image77
        jill of alltradesposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        Not yet! Not my profile page anyway.

        1. Norah Casey profile image69
          Norah Caseyposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          Thanks Jill, we will get to it as soon as possible. Thank you for your patience everyone!

          1. sunforged profile image76
            sunforgedposted 7 years agoin reply to this

            Although, the appearance of my profile page has been fixed for many, many hours.

            The feed for sunforged/latest  has hubs by sandra rinck being syndicated also

            http://hubpages.com/author/sunforged/latest/?rss

    25. sunforged profile image76
      sunforgedposted 7 years ago

      Also the forum search features shows a duplicate of the same hub for every search return

    26. sunforged profile image76
      sunforgedposted 7 years ago
    27. sunforged profile image76
      sunforgedposted 7 years ago

      actually the search errors are not unique to a forum search

      - now the error is a forum based search - is giving returns on hubs.

      Still says - Forum posts matching "------------"

      but displays all hubs as results

    28. sunforged profile image76
      sunforgedposted 7 years ago

      another buggy:

      http://hubpages.com/forum/your

      Is NOT showing latest poster

     
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