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This has got to be the biggest idiot ever

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by nanavlad, Feb 6, 2012.

  1. nanavlad

    nanavlad Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    So my website has just been hacked

    silly me for not protecting it well enough.
    So the guy has done a redirect to his affiliate link.l for one of the biggest Pet care companies in the market

    whats even worse he doesnt even try and disquise his aff link

    Any ideas on the best way to handle this
     
  2. Stalli0n

    Stalli0n Junior Member

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    Report him to the affiliate network and move on.
     
  3. Dumper

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    That's definitely a idiot! That's the easy thing to do is report him but i'd look to go even further just to mess with him.
     
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  5. nanavlad

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    Lol couldnt get back on BHW, Thought for a moment he had hacked my account here too

    anyway the dumbass left his affiliate link

    I will not only contact his affiliate managers, but also the company in question, and ask them, to make sure their affiliate managers take more care

    interesting list of networks


    Google Affiliate Network
    Buyat
    PepperJam
    Affiliate Future
     
  6. ShadeDream

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    How about you take some more care of yourself and not get hacked in the future? :rolleyes:
     
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    what a low life
     
  8. beaglejuice

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    I suggest to check your plugins if you're using wordpress. I had this happened to me using a paid cloaking plugin. My initial impression was my site was hacked. But after disabling all plugins, I was able to isolate the problem and realized that cloaking plugin was the culprit. Nothing intentional by the plugin developer but it was the algorithm they're using to cloak the links since I'm autoblogging. It's been fixed since.
     
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    Where you think ? xD
    I get it, I hate this as well, People that hack, I believe they are competitors who hire "help" if you get what I mean. is it possible to find out where the attack came from? anyone know more about this?
     
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    My site was also hacked with this pet care crap, moved over to CloudFlare and everything was instantly fixed. They just got a new customer :)
     
  11. lelando

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    well did you manage to recover you're website? I mean is it still hacked?
     
  12. Amsterdammer

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    I wonder though, if someone is that stupid I mean.

    How many hacked websites would it take to ban an account?

    Just wondering.
     
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    How do you know it wasn't a hacker that wanted to attack the affiliate marketer? Seems like a fast rush to judgment by the OP. Maybe this guy has some enemies that think it's funny to hack sites and drop his affiliate link in there so he gets blamed. Unless you have more concrete proof the aff link and the hacker are one in the same I suggest you don't make assumptions. Maybe the hacker will find your aff links and drop them all over unsecured wp sites so people call you an idiot. Just saying....
     
  14. ShadeDream

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    If the hacker is that stupid then it means that the website owner is even more stupid because a stupid hacker is most likely a script kiddie.
     
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  15. Amsterdammer

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    ShadeDream, it was sort of a rhetorical question.
    I wouldn't know how many websites it really takes so that's why it is sort of rhetorical.
    What I do know is that this can be abused in very evil ways, that is why I doubted someone was really this stupid.

    The post above yours by kvmcable is what I was getting at but I didn't want to give so much detail.

    I wouldn't call the OP stupid for getting hacked though. You have no idea at all of what he did to prevent this. Even if he is blaming himself for getting hacked in the first place.
    I didn't read anything about storing passwords in plain text. Now that would be stupid.

    No offense intended. :)