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My sites have been hacked.

Discussion in 'Cloaking and Content Generators' started by shiloskitty, Apr 27, 2011.

  1. shiloskitty

    shiloskitty Newbie

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    Hi there, I?m not sure where to post this so I?ll post it here. I have 10 sites hosted with Hostgator. When I click on any of them a black screen comes up and it says ?Site Has Been Hacked By BLaCk__SpE[C]TRe?. Plus a bunch of other trash. I contacted hostgator and they are working on it. I can access the admin panels, but not the sites themselves. I even tried previewing a different theme and the same thing came up in the theme preview. It's not one or two sites, but all my sites, even one I'm not using anymore and am planning to let go when the name expires. I?m still waiting on hostgator, but wanted to know if anyone has ever seen this before, or if there is anything I can do about it. I'm using different themes. I saw a couple of posts that mention plugins to help prevent this. I'm changing all of my passwords, But I can't change usernames, or can I? Any ideas?
     
  2. bezopravin

    bezopravin BANNED BANNED

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    http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&source=hp&biw=1440&bih=728&q=site%3Ahttp%3A%2F%2Fwww.blackhatworld.com+site+hacked&aq=f&aqi=&aql=&oq=
     
  3. maple_toast

    maple_toast Newbie

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    All my sites (100+) were hacked a couple weeks ago. It was a pain in the arse.

    My suggestion is to use an ftp client to access your site files (if that's possible). I was able to see that, for my situation, they only hacked the index files.

    I scanned my computer with an anti-virus and spybot like 10 times, finding new viruses/malware each time.

    I had my hosting accounts (including hostgator) change all my passwords for all my c-panels. I waited until all my scans were clean and I got the okay from my hosting providers to change passwords for things like email/online banking etc.

    Sorry about that...hopefully, you'll be able to clean it up quickly.
     
  4. breakpoint

    breakpoint Registered Member

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    that sucks a lot, but I have been there too
     
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    paullopez Junior Member

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    It doesn't matter from where and from whom you are getting hosting services you just have to ensure that applications, plug-ins, or third party modules on your site are secured. Usually hackers target these things to find back-doors in your site. Once your web host sort out the hacking issue make sure you check all the loop holes in your sites. In present situation you will have to show trust on your web host. I am sure they will assist you much better. Even, they can help you to find security flaws in you sites.
     
  7. shiloskitty

    shiloskitty Newbie

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    Thanks for the input. Hostgator fixed the problem on one site, but all the others are still hacked. Still waiting on them. I look at it this way, people who do this shit are just homosexuals who are impudent and have to take their frustrations out on people like me. I'll tell you one thing, I did learn a very valuable lesson. Yea prospect7 that looks like the retard. He can take his islam and stick it up his ass.
     
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    So did you figure out how you were hacked? Weak password, malware, keyboard logger or hacked software?
     
  9. shiloskitty

    shiloskitty Newbie

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    This is the first paragraph of the email I just got from HG.

    "I have scanned the account for malware and have found and cleaned several exploited / code injected scripts. Some of the attacks removed the 'index.php' file so I have replaced this with a stock wordpress 'index.php' and all the sites appear to be loading properly - Please verify and do let us know if any issues persist."

    I also had weak passwords which have all been changed. I'm also changing my passwords at other sites I use such as DTV, Comcast and others. In a way I'm glad this happened, like I said before, I learned a very valuable lesson.
     
  10. Godspeed

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    Happened to me couple of months ago. It was some .htaccess hack.
     
  11. jackson5

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    along with changing your passwords, i'd check for a backdoor... look in ftp for files modified on the day you had these problems and search files source code for functions like system, passthru, base64_decode which are often used with web backdoors. also, make sure to set your file permissions correctly and keep software updated
     
  12. sip

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    i got a load of these in the last few weeks now. i think my machine must be hacked as it seems they get in with ftp passwords to all the sites and my passwords aint easy to figure out.

    most of the time checking modified date is enough but on one site i simply couldnt restore it. have had to make a complete new store from scratch and lost a week or twos trading as a result

    mine weretn hacked for the good of any religion they were just redirecting visitors to another site trying to install malware

    in both cases they then sent a shitload of traffic from trafficbroker.com as well
     
  13. stephen91

    stephen91 Registered Member

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    Had a few sites hacked once but hostgator where pretty good and quick about getting things back to normal.
     
  14. islandman1010

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    Same for me this week. I also use hostgator but it seems its a vulnerabililty in wordpress was used.