[ubuntu-uk] Website Hacked.....

John jakewc2 at sky.com
Sat Jun 27 17:37:28 BST 2009

Lucy wrote:
> 2009/6/27 John <jakewc2 at sky.com>:
>> I run a website, and there's about 2.5 gigs of information on there. The
>> whole lot got deleted and the hackers put a picture of advertising who
>> they were. I have managed to get the host to restore as much as they can
>> back, well, they way they are trying to.
>> What is worrying me, is the password was a really strong password, 100
>> strong according to the password generator, and I was wondering, how
>> they managed to get in.
> Did you run any popular software, like Wordpress or phpBB? Otherwise,
> did you have a dynamic website using php or similar?
> Did you run FTP or ever type the password using an unsecured
> connection (e.g HTTP).
> Was it shared hosting or on a dedicated server?
Yes I do have both Wordpress and phpbb3 installed. I dont use the ftp 
via web connection, but via Filezilla. It is shared hosting. I cant 
afford any other. :(


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