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my web site has been hacked

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I've been running a decent-sized content site (about 500 unique visitors a day) for about 2 years now. This morning I found the site was hacked -- by Scorpia boy with message :I love you Arwa...the hacker pretty much replaced all php and htm/html files with his own message saying "this site was defaced." He did not change or delete any other types of files. Nor did he touch the mySql database.
I'm trying to determine how we was able to hack in. I implemented a phpBB message board a few weeks ago and based on other threads on these forum, that seems to have been the problem. But is he was able to get my username and password, I'm wondering why he did not delete the mySQL database. It's a given that I have to change my username/password and I will also remove phpBB from my site. But what else do I need to look out for to ensure that this doesn't repeat itself?

I would appreciate any and all advice.
Feb 5 '12 #1
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did u use cgi script in web site if yes then it can be easily hacked because these scrips are located in cgi-bin directory and hacker can download to steal password of password protected sites
Feb 5 '12 #2

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