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Re: Message about malicious software

Postby neilrieck » Thu Feb 21, 2013 12:09 pm

artoar_11 wrote:I sent a PM to neilrieck


Sorry for the long delay; I should have responded sooner.

Yep, my stuff is hosted at www3.sympatico.ca (owned and operated by Bell Canada) and we now know that hundreds of accounts were hacked (someone dropped a file tiled "default.php" into every directory; supposedly the sever had been set up to process php scripts by default). Not sure if someone got hold of the admin password or if it was an inside job. Anyway, things got so bad that the server was dropped offline for two days where someone at Bell Canada did some sort of file-wipe followed by a file-restore. To make matters worse, I never received any notice (before or after) from Bell Canada. I did get my first alert about this problem from a moderator at this site so "thanks".
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