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My site was hacked for the second time. (SOLVED)

12-11-2008, 04:57 AM
# 1 (permalink)
soniyasa
Hi there Neo

hope this message finds you in good spirits.

I have signed on to Hostmonster which is great !

My site was hacked a second time and i cannot find the reason why.

Can you pelase advise where i am not protecting my site as it seems that they find a loophole everytime.

the site I have is www.trinityrecords.com.hk (I cannot access my admin)

I have no back up of the site.

1. Please advise what i should do now, can my content be saved?
2. how should i protect my site once I have a new template uplaoded.

Thank you
12-11-2008, 03:16 PM
# 2 (permalink)
neo
call hostmonster they have daily backups, what version of joomla did you have and list all components and modules you had
12-11-2008, 05:59 PM
# 5 (permalink)
treehugger
My GODS! There are some sad messed up people in this world!
So sorry to hear this has happened to you soniyasa and not once but twice!!
Its a big bad world out there for sure.
Hope you get it fixed.
12-16-2008, 09:32 AM
# 6 (permalink)
soniyasa
HI Neo

Thank you , I will contact hostmonster.

Cheers
SOni


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12-18-2008, 05:20 PM
# 7 (permalink)
megankaz
I would also advise the following:

For all passwords, your database, ftp, site admin... all passwords for Joomla

Always use a very complex password.

I have to generate one from a site.

Go HERE

http://www.onlinepasswordgenerator.net/

Choose at least 20 characters

Password Type CHOOSE ALL OF THESE

Lowercase letters
Uppercase letters
Numbers
Symbols
Spaces Number of Characters




Number of Passwords to Generate Generate like 20, then save them, and pick some good ones for your site.

If you use one of them for your login, you will need to be able to Copy and Paste, or choose SAVE password when logging into your site.

This will reduce your being hacked BIG TIME.

Since I started doing this, I have never been hacked.

PS< you must be updated to the latest Joomla release also.

Here if you ever need help.... info at bluefiremedia dot biz
12-18-2008, 11:21 PM
# 8 (permalink)
soniyasa
HI Megankaz

Thank yo uso much for this. I checked out your sites and they are really great!

I would like to know a few more things if you can possible answer.

1. Is the hacking down because I installed the demo versions?
2. How can I install the updated version through Fantastico ? I am having problems as the error it should is that I cannot upload in the root directory of my site.

It has been hassle after hassle as my site is being hacked and I ahve lost all backup data. I tried to download archive but i cannot get the full back up.

I am giving up and will upload a new demo site and hopefully with your help i can stop these \scums\ disrupting normal lives...

Cheers
soni
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