Finding deleted folders in the log

nanrector

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Hello!

I've had a wordpress theme folder deleted from a web site server and I'm trying to figure out when it happened so we can determine who may have done it. I've found the log files in the cpanel File Manager and the theme shows up for the last time at 10:01pm last night. However I have no idea what the entries mean. Is there a easy way for me to tell when a folder was deleted?

The theme was called flycase. Here is the last entry that references it:

157.55.39.126 - - [14/Dec/2014:20:01:02 -0600] "GET /wordpress/wp-content/themes/flycase/js/jquery.swipebox.min.js?ver=1.2.1 HTTP/1.1" 404 - "-" "Mozilla/5.0 (compatible; MSIE 9.0; Windows NT 6.1; Trident/5.0)"

Appreciate any input.

Nancy
 

cPanelMichael

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Hello :)

Your access level is listed as "Website Owner". Do you have root access to this system or only access to cPanel itself?

Thank you.
 

cPanelMichael

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I suggest reporting this issue to your web hosting provider so they can take a closer look at the Apache/FTP/cPanel logs to see if they can determine how this happened.

Thank you.
 

nanrector

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I have contacted them. Unfortunately they said they could not see where it was deleted. Very poor hosting company. I did see in the raw logs that the wordpress login was accessed every second of a full day. Thousands and thousands of attempts. This was the day before I see the theme missing. So they obviously got in. I just can't see where it shows it was deleted. Or what would be the purpose. I've added a security plugin to prevent that in the future.