2 Dec 21, 2007 17:25
I hope you have backups of all your files!
So here is my first pass at this: your server failed to hold your files correctly.
But let's look deeper! I am not a malicious hacker bastard so I don't really know what they think about or how they operate, but to my mind if you don't find "extra files" or files that have been modified by someone other than you then you haven't been hacked. Hackers typically have a desire to do more than just ruin your experience. They will want to, at least, deface your web. At worst they will modify files so that it does something terrible to either you or your visitors.
So if I was you I would be mad at my host UNLESS I saw evidence that my files have been altered to do something other than what they are supposed to do.
Our primary forum admin here is THE expert on what to look for because she is wicked-smart on server-level stuff, but until she notices this thread I would start by wondering if there is anything more than just corrupted files. If all you have is corruption then I would deduce that your server crapped up. NOT that hackers crapped them up eh? OTOH if you find a file that has been changed to something that works but is "not right" AFTER your last update then it would seem to me that hackers have done their evil on you.
Malicious hackers should rot in hell before an early death relieves them of the pain of being damned to hell!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Best of luck to you on this, and please keep us informed as to what you learn in your efforts to restore your web to that which you want it to be. I am NOT a developer or smart on this stuff, but my 'insider path' tells me the developers will be very keen on learning of a vulnerability in 1.10.* releases. ESPECIALLY if it is 1.10.3!
PS: I've slowly found a number of files on my server that show zero bytes. THAT, to me, is a server crapping up my files. Fortunately all I've lost is image files...