One of the wordpress sites that I created recently went down with a 500 internal server error. After hours of mind boggling and checking error logs, I found out that the
htaccess files present in the user directory had been modified, with an
ss added to the end of the file which caused the error. After changing and uploading the file, the site got back up.
I wanted to know what could have caused this? It is hosted on a godaddy server, and the permission for the file is 604. was the server hacked or did wordpress somehow write this into the file.