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tardtasticx

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#151845 7-Sep-2014 18:53
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A friend sent me the link to the Anchor site (the milk company...) saying she needed to email them.

http://www.anchor.co.nz/

Anyone heard of them? I gotta say it's kinda creepy the mask. lol

And why Anchor? Someone must really hate Milk I guess




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  #1123764 7-Sep-2014 18:55
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Haha, definitely a weird website to hack..

Gotta admit, I'm very curious about "hacking" and how they do it.. would be interesting to see some white-hat hacking, see how its done.





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  #1123766 7-Sep-2014 18:57
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Perhaps using an old version of a CMS which has a security hole. That is a pretty large company though isn't it to be hacked?

 
 
 
 


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  #1123767 7-Sep-2014 19:01
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What normally happens is they find an exploit, write a script then scan and auto hack any website that has the vulnerability they identified.




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  #1123781 7-Sep-2014 19:35
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mentalinc: What normally happens is they find an exploit, write a script then scan and auto hack any website that has the vulnerability they identified.


So, script kiddies?




 

 

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  #1123784 7-Sep-2014 19:46
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Just hope they have good backups, as many cheap hosts only do daily backups, so the hacked changes have possibly overwritten the backups by now. Although the website is possibly hosted in house as they are a pretty  big company.

 

Anyone know what the previous site was built on? Wordpress, Joola etc. Old versions of Joomla do seem to be a victim of hackers, and old versions of wordpress have known security holes.

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  #1123786 7-Sep-2014 19:49
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looks like they are on to it. Just a blank page now




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  #1123787 7-Sep-2014 19:51
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Gilco2: looks like they are on to it. Just a blank page now

 

Maybe the host picked it up as a compromised website. Looks like it traces to the webhost domain , sitehost dot co dot nz.

 
 
 
 


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  #1123793 7-Sep-2014 19:59
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Backup installed by the looks.




 

 

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  #1123796 7-Sep-2014 20:02
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WEbsite is back up now.





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  #1123811 7-Sep-2014 20:23
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As someone said earlier, most website hacking occurs through an exploit of the website code. Usually forcing admin access (SQLi, or other exploit) to the CMS and then either uploading a malicious file from there which allows the hacker to change files and upload there own files. Or another common method is to socially engineer the website host into giving the hacker access to the server/website.

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  #1123910 7-Sep-2014 22:14
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Aaroona: WEbsite is back up now.

 

Yes looks to be, pretty good to get it back up on a Sunday evening.
Anyone know what CMS they are using? Doesn't look to be wordpress or joomla, unless it is heavily cusomtise.

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It's wordpress, pretty easy to tell eg:

http://www.anchor.co.nz/wordpress/wp-login.php 
http://www.anchor.co.nz/wordpress/ 

So it was probably the usual old version known exploit thing.

Looks like they have updated to 4.0 so problem should be solved (for now....)
http://www.anchor.co.nz/wordpress/readme.html

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