I woke up this morning to a text message from a friend: “Hey what do you do when your website is hacked,” he asked me? I logged into both of the website he runs and found a nice “Hacked” page from a Bangladesh hacker. Since he is on a shared server, I typed in the server hostname and found the entire server appeared compromised. At one point during the morning, InMotion’s front page also displayed the same error, and users were reporting they could not access their servers with their root username and password.
Luckily I just started running my own nameservers so I was able to redirect people to a different page after a few minutes.
This goes to show that not all web hosting companies are immune to attacks. While InMotion has fixed the issue, it will be interesting to see what their response to this will be.
The picture is what the server displayed this morning.