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site hacked , just added an index file (4 posts)

  1. lovefishing
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Hi WP Community

    I had a clients wp websites hacked there . Strange one in that the only seemed to add a index.html file to the root off the folder but the rest of the site seems ok .

    ftp log shows no access but server log shows access from foreign dodgy ip no's but only goes back a few days.

    Im going to restore a clean backup and change passwords but was wondering how they added this rogue file and how it can be stoped in future .

    can you also recommend any security plugins.

    also the police are now involved and would like to track and prosecute the hacker as they have done a few sites and this is a criminal offence , so its great to see this taken seriously.

    Is there anyway I can help them from a wordpress angle before resotring the clean backup by tracing IP's , logs or something

    thanks

  2. lovefishing
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    i might be in the wrong forum :/, should i re-post in general troubleshooting one ?

  3. Either forum works, but just in case I've moved this to "How-To and Troubleshooting".

    I had a clients wp websites hacked there

    If you haven't already, please read the following articles. They can assist you in delousing your client installations.

    http://codex.wordpress.org/FAQ_My_site_was_hacked
    http://wordpress.org/support/topic/268083#post-1065779
    http://smackdown.blogsblogsblogs.com/2008/06/24/how-to-completely-clean-your-hacked-wordpress-installation/
    http://ottopress.com/2009/hacked-wordpress-backdoors/

    Additional resources:
    http://sitecheck.sucuri.net/scanner/
    http://www.unmaskparasites.com/
    http://blog.sucuri.net/2012/03/wordpress-understanding-its-true-vulnerability.html

    Good luck.

  4. lovefishing
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    ok thanks , Ill check the links out

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