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Hacked sites / Preventing attacks
If your site has been hacked ("site hacked by..." for instance) then you need to rectify the fault that allowed hackers to exploit a flaw in one of your scripts or passwords. This is extremely important and needs to be done immediately!
Steps to take
- Update all your web applications (WordPress, Joomla, Drupal, ownCloud, etc.).
- Add a protection system on your contact forms (Captcha, etc.)
- Change the passwords for your web applications, FTP accounts and MySQL databases (CMS, FTP, MySQL, etc.) while checking first that no trojans or viruses are on your computer (this is a virus which is present on your computer (or that of your webmaster) which allowed an individual/bot to recover your password to remove or modify files). Here are six examples of software which will allow you to analyse your system, then remove (or at least attempt to remove) these viruses: