When someone says hacking you probably think of an old movie like War Games and a kid in some dark room typing on a keyboard really fast, right? Well not to discuss that stereotype, these days most of the hacking is done by bots and not actual humans. These days attacks are run by computers that run mostly simple security checks on millions of websites in order to explore any vulnerability.
Is Indexploit Hack also done by machines? Yes it is
Indoxploit shell (also known as IndoXploit WordPress Auto Deface) is a PHP-based backdoor that allows any experienced programmer to bypass the Linux server’s security effectively. Indoxploit web shell is often used to hack into CMS and as the most popular among them – WordPress itself.
If your WordPress website was hacked using the indexploit method, you should see a new file on your server in the uploads folder called indoxploit.php.
If unfortunately, you have this file on your web server, your first step should be to:
write down the date of the file creation and look for any other files with the same date.
At the same location where you’ve found the indexploit.php file, the script will automatically install adminer.php on your server. delete it immediately.
After you have removed both indexloit.php and adminer.php files you should also check any other files that were modified at the same time as these two were created. Now you need to have a closer look, through the server, at two key things, i.e. the time and date of the entry.
Check for any suspicious or encrypted code that doesn’t look like its part of the WordPress itself and if you find it, simply replace that file with the original file from WordPress.org
In most cases, after the hacker places indexploit.php file on your server he password protects it to lock anyone out from exploring the same weakness as he did, and give the password to potential buyers in the future.
Another giveaway that your website is hacked using the Indexploit IDX Shell hack is a new folder named idx_config which will hold the content form of configuration files of all the WordPress installations on that cPanel account that the IDX can discover. Also, this indoxploit shell also saves the content as .txt files in the same folder.
If your website gets hacked, there are certain things that you should check in order to be sure that your website was hacked using the Indexploit method.
Really? Does this question make sense to you? A backdoor can be used by hackers to access your website with admin rights and do with it anything they want. There are different times of backdoors: in the form of a code, a hardware feature, an individual program, etc.
Backdoor can be used for the following purposes:
If your website is used to distribute malware to users, browsers and searc engines will notice it sooner or later and blacklist your website.
Backdoors are characterised using various criteria, but Web Shell and system backdoors are the two most used backdoors currently on the web.
What makes your website vulnerable to attacks?
In case you are not able to spare time to clean up your website after an Indexploit attack, you can take our expert services. If you don’t clean your website the right way and are unaware of all the vulnerable areas of your website, the hacker can still gain easy access in the future.
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