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Attacked by Russian Hackers? Don't Act Like a Knucklehead and Back Your Stuff Up!

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by BassTrackerBoats, May 24, 2015.

  1. BassTrackerBoats

    BassTrackerBoats Super Moderator Staff Member Moderator Jr. VIP

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    So, I'm minding my own business doing some updates on a couple of personal sites this weekend and popped one up and instead of seeing my site looking all pretty and making me money, I saw this!

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    Now, I'll say for a second I was taken back but just for a second and then had a chuckle with a friend of my on Skype about it:

    [5/23/2015 12:41:51 PM] Your Russian Friends visited me - http://domain.com/
    [5/23/2015 12:42:03 PM] Friend: Whats that?
    [5/23/2015 12:42:06 PM] Friend: You got hacked?
    [5/23/2015 12:42:19 PM] Me: Yeah, it is a ten minute fix though
    [5/23/2015 12:42:29 PM] Friend: Thats funny
    [5/23/2015 12:42:38 PM] Me: It is pretty funny
    [5/23/2015 12:45:52 PM] Me: Fixed
    [5/23/2015 12:45:57 PM] Me: Too funny though
    [5/23/2015 12:46:01 PM] Me: Russian Hackers FTW!

    The convo could have gone like this though:

    [5/23/2015 12:41:51 PM] Me: Freaking Hackers Hit My Site! - http://domain.com/
    [5/23/2015 12:42:03 PM] Friend: Whats that?
    [5/23/2015 12:42:06 PM] Friend: You got hacked?
    [5/23/2015 12:42:19 PM] Me: Yeah, I'm hosed to the max, that site was a money maker.
    [5/23/2015 12:42:29 PM] Friend: Thats rough, you don't have a backup?
    [5/23/2015 12:42:38 PM] Me: No, I never back my stuff up; I rely on my host to watch my back.
    [5/23/2015 12:45:52 PM] Me: Nuts, The host has no backup!
    [5/23/2015 12:45:57 PM] Me: It will take me hours to fix this dang thing and all the while I'll lose revenue!
    [5/23/2015 12:46:01 PM] Me: Russian Hackers Suck!

    Now, that site is not that big of a money maker as it is only 16 pages deep and I really don't know that the site was actually compromised by a Russian group. In fact, I'm not even sure the language in that image above is Russian but the site was really compromised and that was the welcome I got when I opened it up.

    The thing to learn is to be sure to back up your sites whenever you make any changes and if you are using WP, update them so that if you do get hit you are not going to have convo #2, instead of convo #1.

    Don't be the guy that is having convo #2 and wondering where in the world you are going to get cash to pay for your bills because you didn't take that one little step.

    Do not rely on your host for a back up... there are way too many stories of hosts not doing what you expect.

    Be smart, back up your sites and should you get hacked you can chuckle instead of having to change your shorts.
     
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  2. dgusic

    dgusic Regular Member

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    Thank you :D Kind of got a bit paranoid as I though I got hacked. I usually backup twice a week but I believe I am going to backup every day now. Thanks again!
     
  3. archon10

    archon10 BANNED BANNED

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    Yeah, welcome to wordpress.

    I have a meeting with a new customer next week and they have no security/backup plans in place, and this is one of the first things I'm going to change.
     
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  4. XxUnivaxX

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    Yeah better to take regular backups instead of bumping the head against wall.
    Using WPbackup and it autotakes backup everyweek and mails me the stuff!!
     
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    Actually that's Turkish language with Turkish flag up there
     
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  6. phatzilla

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    Looks like a turkish flag to me.
     
  7. Vrill

    Vrill BANNED BANNED

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    Its turkish.There is also a turkish symbols (red flag with crescent)
     
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  8. BigFatWallet

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    For sure, a little step ensures that you are the person from the first convo not the second.

    BTW, its a Turkish hacking group not Russian
     
  9. BassTrackerBoats

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    Goes to show you I know neither Russian nor Turkish.

    About the only non-Latin based word I know or can say is this: Да
     
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    Turkish hackers sucks.
     
  11. atticanibal

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    Idk. .. if they hack my site does it help in ranking ?
     
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  12. fatboy

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    See, I do offsite backups every night and database dumps every hour. Any host that says they back up your sites, don't believe them - always do your own.

    As for you BTB, I am shaking a finger at you and tutting ;)
     
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    Once Turkish hackers hacked my website, but they only defaced the website, no any significant damage done.
     
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    Would someone be kind enough to translate for us? :p
     
  15. T2tkid

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    I will do. The Hack BTB site, and he man up and fix it instead of cursing like i did years ago :)
    I did have convo #2.

    Too bad I don't have backups for even my most important sites. The wordpress backup plugins don't work too well for me.