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How to stop hackers mirroring my site?



1:34 pm on Sep 16, 2010 (gmt 0)

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This is in regards to Mirror Websites, as somebody hacked my website anyhow and running Mirror Websites of mine!Whatever changes I do with my current website are also update with that mirror website. Is there any idea how that person is doing so and Running mirror website and access same content of my website? Could anybody help me out with this issue and how can I restrict that person for doing so and disable Mirror websites. Is there any code which i can use in webmaster to disable mirror websites?

Thanking you!


4:23 pm on Sep 16, 2010 (gmt 0)

WebmasterWorld Senior Member lammert is a WebmasterWorld Top Contributor of All Time 10+ Year Member Top Contributors Of The Month

Sorry to hear that your website has been hacked.

One possibility is that the other website is not actualy copying your website, but that they frame your content in their domain name with either normal frames or iframes. It may be worth investigating that first.

If you run Internet Explorer you can check if the mirror site is using frames by going to that site and clicking with the right mouse button in the content. If you select the "Properties" option in the menu, you will see the actual path of the content. If this path is to your domain, then the mirror site uses frames. If the displayed path contains the mirror site domain name, they have copied the contents of your site to their server, or use their server as a proxy server to your domain.


5:16 pm on Sep 16, 2010 (gmt 0)

WebmasterWorld Administrator buckworks is a WebmasterWorld Top Contributor of All Time 10+ Year Member

Another possibility to check is something that happened to me once, that someone has left some old DNS settings pointing at the IP address for your server.

That can happen by accident when someone takes a site down but leaves the DNS as is, and it can cause your content to show up on their domain name if your site happens to be the default for that IP address.

It's a problem when it happens, but it's not usually malicious. There's a good chance the domain owner doesn't realize it's happening, and there's also a good chance they'll update their DNS if you contact them with a polite request.

Check the name servers for the domain that is mirroring your site and see if you find any clues there.

You could also ask your host to make sure your site is not the default for the IP you're on.


1:42 pm on Nov 3, 2010 (gmt 0)

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I am working as seo. As you say that some body hacked your website. It is better next time if you try to keep back up of all data. If you have back up then their is not problem if some one hacked you site.


11:45 am on Nov 22, 2010 (gmt 0)

WebmasterWorld Senior Member piatkow is a WebmasterWorld Top Contributor of All Time 5+ Year Member Top Contributors Of The Month

From what you describe I think it most unlikely that your server has been compromised but of course you should always have a good backup.

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