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Username and email mass hacking

Discussion in 'Security' started by hifee, Jan 24, 2014.

  1. hifee

    hifee Registered

    Jan 24, 2014
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    Please i need urgent help and suggestions.
    I'm a student in Nigeria, i learnt programming and programmed an sms component which is compatible with joomla, which i then sold to numerous people which are hosted by me on my whm.
    Through out this january, i have been having mass hacking where all the usernames and password of all the joomla websites (about 700) on my server are been hacked EVERYDAY.
    I then bought a new server and started migrating the sites gradually, checking through all the files if anything looks suspicious. I've moved about 500 site before this hacking started again.
    Please i need urgent help on how i can stop this.
    I told my clients to uprgrade to joomla 2.5 hoping it would be more secure, but it's been hacked as well.
    I'll appreciate any help i can get.
  2. InterServed

    InterServed Well-Known Member

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    You may start by keeping your applications (joomla) and it's plugins up to date as it's essential. You may also look into mod_security and some good rules that should provide an extra layer of security.
  3. cPanelMichael

    cPanelMichael Technical Support Community Manager
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    Apr 11, 2011
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    Hello :)

    The Security Advisor option in WHM (Home >> Security Center >> Security Advisor) is a good place to start when attempting to secure your server. This feature runs a security scan on your cPanel & WHM server and advises you how to resolve any security issues found.

    Thank you.
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