I got such alert last week.
My link is in a list of hacked sites by a turk team.
It's like a trofee for them.
They hacked (defaced) an unused account of mine 1 year old on a free hosting server.
What should I do now? I think I was penalized before that for dup.
My link is still in that list of 4000 records.
Well, these guys certainnly did not succeed. I'm just wondering what option, other than contacting their ISP, is availabile and what would others do.
Yes, their is another option you can take, report it to the federal authorities immediately if you are in the United States or your server is in the United States. If you are outside the US look up your federal government and see how to report it.
The url to report crimes in the US is: [ic3.gov...]
There are two reasons for doing this:
1. If you press charges for the crime and present evidence to the authorities, and/or their is an extradition or the governments work together, people will get charged.
2. The US department of homeland security will also be notified, they are starting to monitor hackers more because they fear a mass attack from terrorists on the internet could hurt the US and world economy.
Wanna real fright? Check <edited> out.
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[edited by: tedster at 11:13 pm (utc) on Aug. 16, 2006]
I certainly wouldn’t do anything to alert Google or any other entity for that matter. Just as Google is the most important tool for hackers, it is also the tool of choice for webmasters and cyber warriors. If Google catches up on hacker blog’s and hacker chat that I can find, it makes it much more easy for me to block and defend myself.
They have probably falsified the contact info for that domain. It is legal to do so as long as the site is not used for illegal purposes. In which case report them to Internic's "Whois Data Problem Report System):
First gather up all information re the contact data they do provide, i.e., prove the phone doesn't work, contact the PO and see if that's a valid mailling address, contact the phone co for the same, etc.
I proved a scraper site falsified their contact info once and the domain was put on hold until they removed the stolen content and put true info in their whois.
Going to have to pay attention to hackers coming out of the middle east, look at this article:
There are some groups out there trying to bring down as many sites as the can.
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[edited by: tedster at 11:12 pm (utc) on Aug. 16, 2006]