[Foundation-l] en.wp HACKED?

Casey Brown lists at caseybrown.org
Sun Jun 19 13:26:18 UTC 2011

On Sat, Jun 18, 2011 at 12:25 PM, Chris Lee <theornamentalist at gmail.com> wrote:
> Ha, to clarify, the entire background on any visited page was replaced with
> swastikas and porn; along the top read "brought to you by meepsheep", who
> I've since learned is a blocked user.

Yeah, that does happen sometimes.  The cause is usually "template
vandalism", where a vandal adds some content to an unprotected
template that's used in a few pages.  This makes it difficult for new
users to find out what happened and usually freaks people out. :-)

If you run into this again, you should include a description of what
happened and a link to the page you were on when you saw the issue
when reporting it.  If you wanted to try to fix it yourself, you could
click "Related changes" in the sidebar under toolbox and then restrict
that to just templates.  That will show you a recent changes page just
for templates included in that article.

Hope this helps!

Casey Brown

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