MyOrionet hacked and lessons learned

MyOrionet is conducting a competition which is, webmaster who can listed his website on the first rank in Google will win. Today, WTJ commented on one of my post about MyOrionet had been hacked. The hacker named himself as Hacker_Amca and s/he (I don’t know the gender :p ) put link to other website. I don’t know what language used there. I think the website is from Tukey. Here is the print screen of the hacked website:

myorionethacked

Lessons learned
Lessons that we can learn from this situation are:

  1. Update your website scripts when there are new updates available
    This is a must because the latest updates have bugs fixed and some upgrades that can improve the security of your website.
  2. Always backup your site and databases
    Make a backup of your website everyday if you update your site contents everyday. If not, make backup at least once a week.

I’m no security expert but I have little knowledge how to prevent sites from being hacked. Hope we can learn something from what had happen to MyOrionet. [tags]hacker, hack, website[/tags]

Comments

  1. no problem. i can solve and recover my site in 2 minutes 😀 I know the problem but i dont want to depend on script developer. I will write my own security script.

    Anyway, myorionet still alive. Dont worry

    enjoy!!!!

  2. he3. i knew that. you just need to replace the index file i think. good to see you back. 🙂

  3. omg wtf..hax0r..haha
    one more.. make sure your backup file doesn’t contains buggy script/cms/whatever because when u restore them, u leave your self prune to attack 🙂 , it always
    tu bahasa turki kot..

  4. yea. sure it is.

  5. wah..so fast huh the news spread…:-“

  6. ah unpatch Joomla.. welll 😀

  7. [Comment ID #14490 Will Be Quoted Here]

    yeah..too fast..did u join this competition cypher?

  8. Totally OT but i’m liking the new logo, make it clickable (to homepage) because that the first thing I clicked when I wanted to go back home. I aint seen Ples theme in years 😉

    – Tom Parker

  9. [Comment ID #14490 Will Be Quoted Here]

    yea dude. thanks to WTJ. 🙂

    [Comment ID #14515 Will Be Quoted Here]

    indeed. maybe from unpatch joomla. anyway the site has up and running. 😉

    [Comment ID #14521 Will Be Quoted Here]

    yea. i join the competition. but my site listed in the 2nd page. lol…

    [Comment ID #14523 Will Be Quoted Here]

    i will dude and thanks for your visit. 🙂

  10. :d nice found and nice fix as well – Malaysia Boleh :d:d:d:d:d

  11. haha…i has visit myorio on that day and yes, i’m able to capture the screenshot.. I want to publish in moneyblogger.net but im not because it;s not suitable with my blog theme which is about money.:-“

  12. shah: maybe buka “cawangan” baru mengenai tech? satu cadangan jer. :d

  13. [Comment ID #14595 Will Be Quoted Here]

    yup. not so long after i posted this article, fuad has fixed the problem. really fast. :d

    [Comment ID #14615 Will Be Quoted Here]

    i agree with jim. i think you should open up new website focus on technology. 😉

  14. This topic is so hot. But do not know why shah also want to comment about my site. What is the agenda behind.

    Anyway it’s good experiences to me. It’s not replace the index.php. It will not work.

    Now hacker try to attack wordpress user. Be aware mate.

    Enjoy!!

  15. lol… i hope there are no flaws in wordpress.

  16. La , saya tak tahu pun .Dah lama jadi ahli tapi rasanya tak pernah dapat ap apa berita melalui email ?