We were hacked last week; were others?

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2013-05-13 6:20 pm EST

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The www.uwpiaa.org website was hacked over the weekend of May 4-5. We resolved the problem quickly, but we were curious if any other sites that you host were also hacked over the same weekend or recently?

The hacker was apparently from turkhackarmy.org.


Thanks!

Dale Shaver, IS Chair, UWPIAA
daleshaver@yahoo.com
916-425-0524

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Arn
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2013-05-13 6:56 pm EST
Hello Dale,

Apologies on hearing the issues with your website. Honestly, there are many servers used to host websites here. Was there a possibility that website was hacked, it is definitely possible. Was there a mass attack? As far as I know there was no mass attack on the servers in the past week.

Website security - like any type of security - relies on everyone, both customer and hosting service. If there are vulnerabilities in their login, or the software/website being used, then there is a possibility that the site may be hacked. We do have some good information on Steps to take after a hack. You may also want to review our article on Website Security.

If you have any further questions, please contact technical support available 24 hours a day / 7 days a week.

Arnel C.
InMotion Hosting
Community Support Team

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