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My sites getting hacked - what do I do?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by smolodoys, May 12, 2011.

  1. smolodoys

    smolodoys Regular Member

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    My sites keep getting hacked, is there anything I can do to prevent that? I heard that I can change my adminstration url, so change the: mysite.com/adminsitrator to like something else, will that help? Can anyone please suggest something solid? Thank you!
     
  2. wasted

    wasted Jr. Executive VIP

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    smolo,

    Is your site written in PHP or connect to a database.

    You can customize your database titles, or salt your passwords, change your folders, all of these things will help.
     
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    flexnds Power Member

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    You'll need to supply more info in order for us to help.

    What publishing platform?
    What version of platform?
    What hosting company?
     
  4. smolodoys

    smolodoys Regular Member

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    its joomla based site, hosting with hostgator, so any help? Thank you!
     
  5. RedLable

    RedLable Regular Member

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    Read up on basic website security, file permissions, chmod, htaccess, not using free themplates, or check them fully for hidden code, change default file paths, change default file names, give your data bases a unique table_prefix, get rid of footer links so your scripts don't leave a foot print for exploit bots to find. :)
     
  6. BHopkins

    BHopkins Moderator Staff Member Moderator Jr. VIP

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    Just email support at hostgator. They have a great support department and can help figure out how they're getting in. They might not be getting in through Joomla.
     
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    I'd hire someone from a hacking forum or marketplace and offer them $30 to fix it or something.
     
  8. forexspy

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    Contact Gator support.and let them know. Their security team will fix it. Then change your login and passwords. Make them 17+ characters.
     
  9. smolodoys

    smolodoys Regular Member

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    thank you everyone for trying to help out, yea this crazy its 3 time just this week that my site is getting hacked, already changed the passwords, some permissions etc. Dont know what else to do.
     
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    Sounds like maybe they uploaded a shell and/or rooted the box. Did you have anyone work on the site for you?
     
  11. lansin

    lansin Newbie

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    I had a couple of sites get hacked. They were using an apache exploit to change the title page. I don't recall exactly what the hostgator support guys did to fix it, but they had everything fixed in about an hour with no problems since.
     
  12. macpaulos

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    same thing has happened to me but with Godaddy. Couldn't be bothered to fix entirely so wiped and restarted from a previous backup. Didn't use the template I found....and touch wood all is sorted ;)