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Website in Queue for hacking

 10:52 am on Jan 16, 2004 (gmt 0)

Forgive me if I post something I shouldnt cos I havent refreshed myself on the rules. I wasnt allowed to post this on my hosting companys board so I thought I would ask this one here. If I cant ask this just delete the post.
But anyway my website is on Hold for hacking.

I have no idea how it ended up on a security site for hacking. Actually my hosting company said it was because of some work they did to my account so maybe it was unsecure or something.
Does anyone know anything about this and wether my site will be definatly hacked into.

Thanks for any help

[edited by: Clarissa at 11:27 am (utc) on Jan. 16, 2004]



 11:01 am on Jan 16, 2004 (gmt 0)


Welcome to WebmasterWorld.

That sort of specific is not really allowed here either. Perhaps you can de-personalise it. Talk about your problem in V general terms.

You can edit you post. :)


 11:03 am on Jan 16, 2004 (gmt 0)

Hi ukgimp

What do you mean by v terms?

HAHA Ive been in a panic state LOL


 11:15 am on Jan 16, 2004 (gmt 0)

very general terms.

First off, I suggest you cut the URL :). Talk about what is going on without naming any names. For example rather than mentioning a specific product just widgetefy it.


 11:18 am on Jan 16, 2004 (gmt 0)

Thanks ukgimp

I removed the URL

I seem like a major newbie to forums HAHA


 11:30 am on Jan 16, 2004 (gmt 0)

Usually, hackers post a copy of their work on a victim's site after the attack not before. Are you running any open source software on it? If so, I recommend you go immediately to their main support sites and ask for all the latest security fixes and install them. Little gangs of hackers love to search out unpatched sites once an exploit is made public. If you aren't running open source code, have you had any problems with anyone lately?


 11:31 am on Jan 16, 2004 (gmt 0)

so are you saying that it was hacked? Was it defaced? Was it highlighted as having a particular exploit?

Do you know many details?

Lots of questions. :)


 11:40 am on Jan 16, 2004 (gmt 0)

Well its posted on a website and has been put on hold ready to be hacked by these hackers. I wont name names LOL
It has no details why so I think it was definatly because of the work my hosting company was doing, they wont give me any details how secure my website will be to the hacks and I have no clue wether it will be there in the morning......
Umm so if my hosting company has finished the work should my site be ok
Sorry everyone thats all the details I have, its just posted along with about 300 websites on hold for hacking LOL
I think I'll just forget about it for now and see if my site stands up to the hacks HAHA

Thanks for the help


 11:44 am on Jan 16, 2004 (gmt 0)

Great forum!
I read it all the time but there is so much info I have never had a chance to post:)


 11:47 am on Jan 16, 2004 (gmt 0)

I don't understand your hosts comments about them doing something that left your site unsecure putting you on a future hit list. If a hacker stumbled on such a situation, he would usually do his work right then and not wait until later. Can you sticky mail the url so I can look at it.


 11:50 am on Jan 16, 2004 (gmt 0)

Hi Bluesky
I just sticky mailed you the url
Did you get it?


 11:56 am on Jan 16, 2004 (gmt 0)

im thinking I should delete the whole topic cos I dont want my hosting company to see this and know its me.....Can I do that?


 11:59 am on Jan 16, 2004 (gmt 0)

stickymail the moderater, they may do that for you. However, chances are, since you have not mentioned specific they are unlikely to know it is you. What can they do anyhow. If they were to get the hump over this you would be better m,oving hosts imho.


 12:00 pm on Jan 16, 2004 (gmt 0)


its just I'm using my real name and it's not a very common name LOL


 12:07 pm on Jan 16, 2004 (gmt 0)

What happened was your server was hacked at the root level. Your host screwed up. They hacked twenty sites and I guess your host was able to secure it before they were able to reach yours. According to the note left on the hacked sites, they broke in at the root level on your server before.

Don't worry about your host. They should have told you guys your server was hacked today.


 12:14 pm on Jan 16, 2004 (gmt 0)

Umm so no wonder my hosting provider wont answer my questions or let me post on the forum

So I was saved at the last moment :)

I just checked the forum for my hosting company and theres new posts with people complaining about the server being hacked again. I wonder why they deleted my post but not theirs LOL


 12:28 pm on Jan 16, 2004 (gmt 0)

Since this was at the root level, I recommend you change ALL your passwords -- control panel, ftp, and anything else.


 12:31 pm on Jan 16, 2004 (gmt 0)

Thanks Bluesky
Point taken and I will change all the usernames and passwords.

Hey Bluesky
Are you a paid member of Webmaster World?
just wondering if I should join, thats all :)


 12:41 pm on Jan 16, 2004 (gmt 0)

No, I'm not, but those who are have said in the past it was well worth it. If I was a professional SEO'er, web designer, etc I probably would join. For me, the info I read in the public forum is sufficient to meet my needs.

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