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Old 17 Jul 2012, 16:42
pyes pyes is offline
Join Date: Mar 2012
Originally Posted by borbole View Post
Did you follow the steps outlined at the guide above?

The easiest way would be for you to first restore your latest backup from before the hack then overwrite your forum files with the ones from the 4.1.12 pl2 package and then run the upgrader. This will take care of 2 things at once, one it will clean all your forum files and upgrade your forum as well. Keeping up to date with the latest versions is the best way security wise.

Then do a thorough checkup of your server space for any suspicious file/s that shouldn''t be there.

And as last but not least contact your host to check their logs and see how your forum was hacked. You say that you are sure that the vb was the culprit and not the host. May I ask you how come you have reached that conclusion?

My host has to do the backup restore for me as I pay them extra to maintain the server. Im just waiting on them and they are slow. (ccihosting). I will do as you said and update vb versions as soon as i can get into my site. I will also run the updater as you mentioned.

My server company is the ones who said that the server was not compromised....they said it stemmed from Vbulletin. IDK. Im just going by what they said.

I may be looking for someone to head my security and will pay, if anyone is interested.

--------------- Added 17 Jul 2012 at 16:44 ---------------

This is what they told me:

We suggest you to access the WHM/cPanel and change all the passwords for your site and e-mail accounts. The website is hacked but the cPanel information still works.

Probably the site was hacked because a vulnerability of vbulletin. Please make sure to check that you have the must recent version of the vbulletin software.

There are daily, weekly and monthly backups for the site in the server right now and it will be possible to restore the site to a previous state.

Let us know your comments.

Best Regards,

Nexar Donadio
Senior Technician
CCI Hosting
Panama, Republic of Panama
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