Apr 8, 2007

My View of It Has Been Hacked!

Apparently My View of It has been hacked! Here's the message I got.

1923turk 08 Apr 07
Hacked MUSTOCILIN 1923TURK GRUP EFELER GRUP KOMUTANLIGIYouR System A HACKEDRECOLAX & SNIPER_JOH & HACKTHESYSTEM & JÖNTÜRK MEVZ-U BAHISI VATAN ISE GERISI TEFARRUATTIR!.

Does anyone have a clue about this? It was done on April 8th so it isn't an April Fool's Joke. Is this something serious? Should I be concerned?

Need to Know:
A quick Google search turned up 69,000 results for 1923TURK, almost all of them defaced websites. (Thanks Ian) Also, don't click any of the links to their Sites as I am told they may contain viruses.

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8 comments:

Ian said...

Hi Carol,

A quick Google search turned up 69,000 results for 1923TURK, almost all of them defaced websites. So yes, you were hacked. I'm not sure what exploit they used to attack your site, it could be through one of the add-ins on your site. I don't know with blogger accounts if you have any log files available to you. If so, you might be able to find when the index.html page was replaced and what they did previous to this to give them access. If there is a vunerability in an add-in that can be exploited, you should update it to a later version or remove it otherwise you could be hacked through the same security hole again.

Regards,
Ian

Dave said...

They sent that message to you through an email? Have they attempted to change the layout or content at the actual blog?

Carol said...

Good Morning Dave,
No they actually posted it here:
http://milliondollaravatar.com/Members/Carol1461.aspx?badge=OZeBDFKs

Nothing has been changed on the Blog here and I don't quite understand what their purpose is or what, if anything, I am supposed to do now.
Thanks for responding to this Post I am a little confused :p

Carol said...

Good Morning Ian,
Thanks for taking your time and Googling them. I did alsos and wasn't happy with what I saw (nothing in english really) Also, I would have no clue to go about checking index and Log files as I am fairly computer illiterate (!) I know that one of my other Sites is now under some kind of moderation as a "suspected" Spam Blog and I have no idea how or why this is happening!

Ian said...

Hi Carol,
Sorry, I was confused; I thought your blog content had been changed and you had been left the message in its place.
Looking at the link you posted, all they have left is a comment, not the usual website defacement. Very strange.
Regards,

Ian

Carol said...

Hello Ian,
Yes this whole thing is strange. I have Kevin over at million dollar avatar looking into in. I didn't want to put that link in the post cause it isn't their fault and I don't want bad publicity for them. I just don't get this. should I change my password do you think?

Ian said...

Hi Carol,
Sorry for the late response. From the look of it, they have only left a comment on that site in the same way that anyone could do. If they had actually changed layout or content on one of your blogs, then yes investigating how it was done and changing passwords would be sensible. As this is a comment system on another site, I don't see how your password could be compromised, unless the Million Dollar Avatar site itself is the one hacked and they had access to your password on that site. There doesn't appear to be any sign of that from the outside looking in. It may be worth seeing what Kevin finds, if there is anything to even find.
Regards,
Ian

Carol said...

It doesn't appear that any damage was done, except to my nerves :p I notified Kevin and I changed my password anyway. Thanks so much for all the time you invested in this little bump in the road for me.