I guess it’s time to move away from phpNuke or at least make sure that I don’t get too far behind on the versions. Some of you may have noticed the banner this morning, but I got hacked last night.
The pinhead who did it got admin access to the phpNuke system, but I don’t think they got access to my hosting account. I’ve saved off the access logs and the entire database at the time of the hack, so I’ve got their IP address and the exploit that they used. I’ve patched the hole.
As with the person who hacked me a couple of years ago, I’m coming after the ones who did this. I got the last person’s site taken down and also tracked them back to the university computer lab that they used. I’ll be doing the same thing to the pigfucker who did this.
What is it with Albanians and hacking phpNuke sites via well-known security holes? It doesn’t take any imagination and you’re certainly not gaining notariety attacking a site that’s read by all of 10 people. Sigh.
EDIT (4:10PM): I’ve sent e-mails to TheGenius’s [sic] web hosting company, Lycos Europe, and the owner of the IP address from which he hacked my site, South Eastern European University. With any luck, my friend’s site from which he boasted about his hacks will be taken down shortly. In fact, I already don’t seem to be able to access it. Wow, that was fast. Lycos is definitely on the ball.
EDIT (05.26.2004): I spoke too soon. It’s still there. That did seem a little too fast.