View Full Version : We've Been Hacked! Help!

01 May 2008, 20:55

We've been hacked. I don't know how, I don't know why, but it has happened.

Now the question is - how do I reverse it?

01 May 2008, 21:03
Do you have nightly backups of your forum's database? Files?

PM me, and I'll see if I can help you out.

--------------- Added 1209677005 at 1209677005 ---------------

Got your PM...

Replied. Can you log into your admincp?

01 May 2008, 21:30
All I see is a white page. Did you add a hack recently?

01 May 2008, 21:34
Go to showthread.php. I think he removed the index.php or added a index.html to hide it.

01 May 2008, 21:37
OK,I see it now. Thanks, Mark. ;)

You need to disable the plug-in system in the config.php and see if that fixes it and then check your added hacks one by one to see which one is causing it.

01 May 2008, 22:05
I've got some things to do but will be back later this evening should you need some help with this. Good luck getting it back. Hopfully it's something monor, but worse case, restore your complete backup, perform a upgrade from RC4 to Gold, and verify your hacks installed are secure.

02 May 2008, 20:06
Looks like you were hacked..again. I was looking at the traffic over night (Cause I had nothing to do. :p).

I suggest you check with your host, see what's going on, and if needed, patch it.

02 May 2008, 21:16
yea looks like it but it appears all they did was edit the templates u can fix that by reverrting or i think by DB restoration just after thats done change ur CPanel pass, admin pass, and ftp if not linked to ur cpanel... and be more careful ;)

Big Boss
03 May 2008, 14:38
It's always a good idea to make a weekly backup, though a daily backup is even better. ;)

03 May 2008, 15:13
Well, I've learned quite a bit from this experience.

We were able to restore the site - twice! And I now make nightly backups, and my host does the same.

I would like to thank everyone who helped out! :)