[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.

John



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