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How are hackers modifying my .htaccess file?

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My .htaccess file has been hacked and I doubt that my very long computer generated password was the attack vector. The specific hack was that a RewriteCond %{HTTP_REFERER} was added that points back to My hunch is that the hackers exploited a weakness in my Drupal installation, or in Site5. My reason for posting here is that I haven’t found this exploit on the net so it may be quite new.

Answer #1

a very good resource for this information is Jeff Star’s new website
his regular website is
I am assuming that you have secured your Htaccess file and that something else is amiss.

Answers Answered By: liz [3 Grey Star Level]

Answer #2


It is very likely that an out of date Drupal install could have been the weakness. I highly recommend that you contact our support team directly regarding this issue. You can open a ticket by clicking the following link.

Answers Answered By: joliver [476 Blue Star Level]

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