Inmotions data centre hacked?
Bangladeshi hacker Tiger-M@te is claiming to have hacked over 700,000 websites in one go, by going after the hosting company and not the individual sites.
In a post on thehackernews.com, TM says that:“I hack 700000 websites in one shot, this may be a new world Record. After submitting 200,000 domains,zone-h was going down again and again and became almost unresponsive in the end.so i was unable to submit all websites.so i’ve listed all domains in attachment.It was not just a server hack, actually whole data center got hacked“.
Among those sites hacked was TME favourite chimac.net, which was enough to annoy us.
Visitors to that or any other affected site will see the following:
Inmotion themselves have sent out the following message to all customers:
At around 4am EST, our system administration team identified a website defacement attack affecting a large number of customers. We are still investigating, but it appears that files named index.php have been defaced.
If you have a backup of your site, you may upload your index.php files to correct this. You may need to do this for each directory. If your site uses an index.html or index.htm, you will need to upload those files, then delete the index.php.”
If you come across one of these sites, do not worry; your computer and your data are safe, you’ll just have to wait until the site in question is restored.