Not Solved [Security] My Forum Was Hacked!
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Hello,

In 2007 I setup a MyBB forum for my local football team. For many years this was successful and I was a proud user of MyBB. Unfortunate due to personal circumstances including health the site went into decline, taken over by bots and eventually became nothing more than a legacy site. 

This is the link to the website.

At some point within the past 2 years the site appears to have been hacked, with mysterious files added and changes on the root folder, where the MyBB installation lives. They had replaced index.php with something else. [FYI The Wordpress installation on /news/ appears not to be affected.] I have complained to my host but they appear useless at this stage.

I cannot check current version for MyBB but I believe it is MyBB 1.6.4 so immediately I downloaded the old index.php from GitHub (MyBB 1618) and uploaded via FTP to get the site "working" again. 

Of course, through file manager there are lots of suspicious files. Various code words within these files include "user_kuontol"" "IDBTE4M CODE87".

Suspicious files include: "ht.access.bak", "annilhilatingf.php", craftedir.php, esguvjpk.php, "solution.php".

Basically there are lots and lots on the root folder, and anything uploaded since 2019 is not me. 

I appreciate 1.6 is likely unsustainable and vulnerable so could anyone advise what to do now?

- I am thinking first step is to delete all of these files and upload new files from the MyBB 1618 copy I have.

Much appreciate help and advice. 

Mods - apologies if this is in the wrong space and if so pls kindly move as appropriate.
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My Forum Was Hacked! - by CucumberSalads - 2021-02-18, 05:18 PM
RE: My Forum Was Hacked! - by dragonexpert - 2021-02-18, 05:53 PM
RE: My Forum Was Hacked! - by CucumberSalads - 2021-02-18, 06:17 PM
RE: My Forum Was Hacked! - by Matt - 2021-02-18, 05:53 PM
RE: My Forum Was Hacked! - by Devilshakerz - 2021-02-18, 06:11 PM
RE: My Forum Was Hacked! - by dragonexpert - 2021-02-18, 06:22 PM
RE: My Forum Was Hacked! - by Omar G. - 2021-02-18, 07:19 PM
RE: My Forum Was Hacked! - by CucumberSalads - 2021-02-19, 05:40 PM
RE: My Forum Was Hacked! - by dragonexpert - 2021-02-19, 10:04 PM
RE: My Forum Was Hacked! - by censor_deeznutz - 2021-02-19, 10:25 PM
RE: My Forum Was Hacked! - by Omar G. - 2021-02-20, 01:45 AM
RE: My Forum Was Hacked! - by CucumberSalads - 2021-02-23, 02:41 PM
RE: My Forum Was Hacked! - by HLFadmin - 2021-02-24, 12:15 AM
RE: My Forum Was Hacked! - by Omar G. - 2021-03-03, 09:07 AM
RE: My Forum Was Hacked! - by Serpius - 2021-03-03, 03:57 PM

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