WordPress Hack Fix N Security

WordPress Hack Fix N Security
PLEASE: Read this project description THOROUGHLY before making a bid.

I have a WordPress blog that has been hacked!!! (actually there’s 3 but the problem is exactly the same on all three).
The blogs are down completely, and after contacting hosting (VPS) support I got the following answers:

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That site *sitename* shows parsing errors in error_log:
[Mon Apr 12 09:11:39 2010] [error] [client 66.117.44.100] PHP Parse error: syntax error, unexpected ‘<‘ in sitepath/html/wp-includes/default-widgets.php on line 1034
[Mon Apr 12 09:11:41 2010] [error] [client 66.117.44.100] PHP Parse error: syntax error, unexpected ‘<‘ in sitepath/html/wp-includes/default-widgets.php on line 1034
[Mon Apr 12 09:12:13 2010] [error] [client 66.117.44.100] PHP Parse error: syntax error, unexpected ‘<‘ in sitepath/html/wp-includes/default-widgets.php on line 1034

it seems the permissions were too loose on this blog (sitename.com) i see it has full write/read – 777 – on all of the files inside, that is not ok and can be abused by hackers.
I see it is wordpress, there are extensive and pretty easy tutorials to secure a wordpress blogs, starting with a strong ftp and wp password to the correct permissions on the instalation files
thank you

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What I need for this project is the following:

1) Fix the blogs to get up and running again! (You will be given root access to ssh into server)
2) SECURE the WP installation so that NO MORE HACKING will take place. This may require the following (you will need to find out
exactly what is needed to achieve this so might be slightly different, I’m just guessing here, your expertise will be needed here):
* Change file permissions
* Install plugin for extra security to avoid hacking
* Ensure blog is still functional

All changes / fixes made need to be ‘logged’ in a Word/text doc so that I can repeat this myself later should it be necessary.

Thanks for looking and good luck bidding!

Best,
gvanto

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