Thursday, January 25, 2018

TheFreeThoughtProject Hack

We sometimes link to The Free Thought Project, and would do so more often were it not overrun by spammy ads (which may be through no fault of their own), however we are staunch supporters and avid readers.  So it was that, when I noticed an odd "Hello, world!" WP entry in my RSS feed on January 24, 2018, I decided to investigate.  This is what I found:

The FreeThoughtProject Hack
The FreeThoughtProject Hack
From - Wed, 24 Jan 2018 11:23:26 +0000
X-Mozilla-Status: 0045
X-Mozilla-Status2: 00000000
X-Mozilla-Keys: hollywood_botnet_spam inslaw pandarers war                                      
Received: by localhost; Wed, 24 Jan 2018 05:31:39 -0600
Date: Wed, 24 Jan 2018 11:23:26 +0000
Message-Id: <http://thefreethoughtproject.com/?p=1@localhost.localdomain>
From: luis
MIME-Version: 1.0
Subject: Hello world!
Keywords: Uncategorized
Content-Transfer-Encoding: 8bit
Content-Base: http://thefreethoughtproject.com/2018/01/24/hello-world/
Content-Type: text/html; charset=UTF-8

<html>
  <head>
    <title>Hello world!</title>
    <base href="http://thefreethoughtproject.com/2018/01/24/hello-world/">
  </head>
  <body id="msgFeedSummaryBody" selected="false">
    <p>Welcome to WordPress. This is your first post. Edit or delete it, then start writing!</p>
  </body>
</html>

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