Web Hosting Resource Kit – Editor’s Opinion 10/2004
This Friday morning I received an email telling me that a well-known forum had been hacked.
the site is hacked by arab hackers team
reasons are : stop war on iraq
contact us at msn messenger :
The black hacker
Immediately I went to the site but everything looked normal. No topics about the potential hacking attempt were visible. I went back to the email and noticed the email address it was sent to was not the one I did use at that paticular forum for notifications.
So, I checked my own forum here at webhostingreport.net to make sure it was not hacked either. Puh – Things were Ok. I am friend of patching software and OS as soon as possible. But still – something like this makes me sweat and nervous.
Anyway – I still have no doubt that a forum somewhere on the Internet got hacked. I hope the webmaster did not loose his/her work. It’s already bad enough being the victim of such an attack. This brings me back to the point – back up your existing work – always!!! If you have time – download the backup to your local machine, burn it onto a CD, and store it in a safe place.
Being hacked happens even to large sites – it’s how we deal with this mess afterwards that makes the difference. Tell your users what happened. Tell them what you did to fix it. Ask for support – you will be surprised how many people really like to help. Website defacing is not a cool sport. It’s a crime.
Until next time ….