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visiting my website redirects to some completly other site

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by lincolnlasertag, Apr 19, 2007.

  1. lincolnlasertag

    lincolnlasertag Registered

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    Yesterday I noticed that if I visited http://www.lincolnlasertag.com it redirected me to some Canadian health website. now when i attempt to visit the website it tries to load "boxdirect.hk" what is going on??? When i view the html that is supposed to be the website all that is displayed is this text: "<META http-equiv="refresh" content="0; url=http://boxdirect.hk">"

    Can someone please tell me what is going on? Was I hacked? Or any other reasons this is happening?

    EDIT: Google is also blocking it as a questionable website due to malicious software, which i assure you...there is NONE! but when i tried to visit my site i got a virus message about a file called "ani[1].htm" What in the world is that? and why is it comming from my site?
     
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    Check the code on your home page (probibly index.htm , index.html , index.php)

    You will find this code <META http-equiv="refresh" content="0; url=http://boxdirect.hk">
    That is what is causeing the redirect, of course the problem is how it got there.

    Change your passwords to this account , a better idea is to change all of your passwords.

    If you do not have APF and BFD installed you should do this , there are some good how-to's on this here
    APF How to - http://www.webhostgear.com/61.html
    BFD How to - http://www.webhostgear.com/index.php?art/id:60
     
  3. xerophyte

    xerophyte Well-Known Member

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    That tags does redirect the visitor another in 0 sections, seems like your account or server been hacked and somebody modified that page to direct to a different site.

    Please check make sure your server is clean and reupload the index file

    hope that helps
     
  4. Spiral

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    Lincolnlasertag:

    I am a professional network and server security specialist and I would
    be glad to volunteer to take a hard look at your server because it
    definitely sounds like you have some security issues and may have
    already been hacked given the information posted in your post.

    It is imperative you move very quickly on this because you don't
    know what kind of compromises has been made to your server or
    if the problem extends only to one account or the whole server or
    if the hacker has gained root access. If the hacker has gained
    root then there are probably a lot more compromises to be found
    and it would be very likely that the hacker probably set themselves
    up with backdoors to get back in later.

    Contact me if you would like me to look at your server
     
    #4 Spiral, Apr 21, 2007
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