Server Hacked

August 26, 2009 by Noah
At 5:00 AM this morning the server that hosts and my dozen other domains was hacked. The attacker exploited a vulnerability in a PHP application on one of the sites on the server and used it to execute arbitrary commands on the server.

From my time spent working at a web hosting company, I know that the best way to be sure yer server isn't infected with a rootkit is to reinstall the operating system completely. So, that's what happened, and all in all it meant a few hours of downtime. I'm currently restoring all the sites on the server. is mainly fully restored now, except the traffic monitoring code isn't put back in place yet so ya won't be able to see how many hits the site's getting just yet.



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