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

John jakewc2 at sky.com
Sun Jun 28 18:30:51 BST 2009

Lucy wrote:
> 2009/6/28 Andy Smith <andy at strugglers.net>:
>> Hi John,
>> On Sat, Jun 27, 2009 at 08:51:26PM +0100, John wrote:
>>> It looks like my site is gone. The host has not backed up as promised,
>>> and they are just saying its gone no backup. That's all I'm getting.
>>> They wont tell me what happened, they wont tell me how the hacker got
>>> in, tjhey wont tell me why there is no backup. Nothing. I am feeling
>>> very sick right now.
>> I agree with others who have said that the web applications you are
>> running are the most likely attack vector, and that you should make
>> sure they are kept up to date.
> Like I said in an earlier post, many other sites on the same server
> were also compromised. It's likely that he'll never find out which one
> was responsible. I agree that keeping everything up to date is
> essential though.
> [snip]
>> In any case, for the future, you aren't likely to get far disputing
>> backup failures with any hosting company so it is best to assume
>> responsibility yourself for this.  That may mean just checking
>> that backups your host does actually exist and are correct, or it
>> may mean doing them yourself.  2.5GiB is not a large amount of data
>> so there isn't really any excuse for not keeping a backup yourself.
> Seconded, and there are many backup options that don't require
> downloading the whole 2.5GiB each time.
Hi, what backup options are there that dont require you to download the 
full site each time. It is some of my fault for relying on the host, I 
should never have done that. I need to learn more.


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