All of a sudden a WordPress blog that has been working for several years, with no code changes stopped working. On running FileZilla I find that all the files have a modified date of 8/8/2013 which makes no sense.
I tried rolling back to the files/folders from two weeks back and still get the same error. It seems to me like there was a hack and some malware put on the server. It is at GoDaddy and I think it's a Linux server which I thought couldn't be hacked this way.
The tech support person at GoDaddy tells me that all the PHP files that he and his associate reviewed have garbage on the top of the files which explains why it doesn't work, but not how they were corrupted nor what to do to recover. I tried rolling back all files and folders to two weeks back to no avail.
I haven't a clue how to correct and so far neither does GoDaddy.
Here's the error:
Parse error: syntax error, unexpected ';' in /home/content/78/7828678/html/wp-blog-header.php on line 4