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Some one replaced index page of my website

Discussion in 'Security' started by iwantvarun, Sep 19, 2012.

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    Some one replaced index page of my website.
    SEMrush
    How it is possible?

    How i can prevent this to happen again?
     
    iwantvarun, Sep 19, 2012 IP
    SEMrush
  2. GMF

    GMF Well-Known Member

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    Your site probably got hacked.


    Ask your hosting provider to run a virus/malware scan
    Scan your own computer if you got any virus/malware
    Change every password - make them secure - you don't know what data the hacker got
    http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/how-to-create-strong-password-that-you-can-remember-easily/
    Code (markup):
     
    GMF, Sep 19, 2012 IP
  3. pavv

    pavv Active Member

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    Do you use the latest version for your script ? Ask the hosting company to take a look at the logs and tell you how this was possible.
     
    pavv, Sep 23, 2012 IP
  4. AstoundingHost

    AstoundingHost Peon

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    I would suggest changing all the passwords associated with your hosting to start with (FTP, Database Users, Control Panel, Host's Billing Panel - if applicable).

    Once you have done that, I would suggest using a scanning tool such as ClamAV (if it's available) to check your site over.
     
    AstoundingHost, Sep 30, 2012 IP
  5. Lawrence Wright

    Lawrence Wright Active Member

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    It could also be the server that got hacked. Make sure your host is using up-to-date software, mod_security (Hopefully), and a well configured firewall. If it's your host, then the issue will just arise again. Contact your host about it.
     
    Lawrence Wright, Sep 30, 2012 IP
  6. AstoundingHost

    AstoundingHost Peon

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    Indeed. Hosting providers have access to a lot more log files than the standard user does.
     
    AstoundingHost, Oct 1, 2012 IP