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

James lake54 at lake54.com
Tue Jun 30 12:47:38 BST 2009

Lucy wrote:
> 2009/6/30 John <jakewc2 at sky.com>:
>> Hi Lucy,
>> Having checked that, it proved very useful, as they are trying very hard
>> not to answer any of my queries directly, plus it was around that time
>> that they admitted to having a problem, and when I questioned them about
>> and told them I knew it was the same person that made that attack and
>> this one, why is it he is still able to attack the server. To which they
>> stopped answering my messages. They tried to tell me that it was a multi
>> IP attack, by many different computers, to which I gave the address as
>> proof, to show them it was just one person. Not happy they arent.
>> I'm not happy either that they wont help me and show me what exactly was
>> the problem with my site. Its been very frustrating.
> I'm sorry to hear you're still having problems with them, but not
> entirely surprised :/
> As your sites have been restored any evidence will have been removed
> about what happened. I would recommend double-checking that you're
> running the latest version of Wordpress and phpbb, plus any plugins
> you use for both sites. Then start reading up about securing them - I
> don't know enough to properly advise unfortunately. I would say that
> it's impossible to guarantee stopping this happening again but you can
> reduce the chances by taking these steps.
> If your ISP are happy to continue hosting the sites then I'd guess
> that the problem has been fixed for now.
> I hope you manage to sort things out. Might be worth starting a new
> thread about cheap hosting providers if not!
> Best wishes
Just to add to this - WordPress 2.8 was released a few weeks back. Might 
be worth updating to that version, and make sure that your plugins are 
updated ASAP.


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