All my hostgator websites hacked!

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  1. birdy23

    birdy23 Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Could this be a coincidence? All my websites hosted under Hostgator are defaced. Who else is suffering the same problem as mine? Is it possible they are all hacked because of hostgator's lack of security measures? Or could this just be my own carelessness?

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  2. jacobpov

    jacobpov Junior Member Premium Member

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    Have you uploaded any scripts ?
     
  3. birdy23

    birdy23 Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Not any that I'm aware of.
     
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    bartosimpsonio Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    There are reports of HG being down today...maybe this is related?
     
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    Double check your (PHP) scripts to see if there was anything malicious.
     
  7. pitbully

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    In my opinion, the safest hosts to use are huge companies who have already been hacked in the past. A hosting company with a lot of money behind them and a reputation they need to protect at all costs will do everything possible to protect their company image/reputation against other attacks in the future. Until a host (or any site for that matter) has been publicly hacked on a large scale, most will not be expecting it so they won't be safeguarded against it as well as they should be.

    GoDaddy got hacked very publicly and subsequently invested millions of dollars in preventing any further issues so they could protect their reputation. I bet you couldn't hack into a secure GoDaddy server these days unless you were REALLY motivated.
     
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    There have been downtimes and now one does not really expects this.

    Well, try contacting their support and asking for help. I heard they provide a free security scan every 6 months as the problem could be on your end due to installing some malicious plugins or scripts.
     
  9. wizard04

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    Did you upload a premium nulled theme? usually they have backdoor....usually everything what nulled have a backdoor :madgrin: