Subdomain website hacked (Joomla 2.5)

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Subdomain website hacked (Joomla 2.5)

Post by deheij » Tue May 15, 2018 6:39 pm

A few days ago my Joomla 2.5 (subdomain)website was hacked: is not working anymore. It returns with index.htm not found. However when I typed the complete website runs okay. Besides that, there were added about a hundred administrators (*.ru). I deleted them all, as far as that makes sense....

I don't have a backup. What shall I do first to make it work again, before updating to Joomla 3.x?

Then, there's another minor problem: On almost every page there's an error: Only variables should be assigned by reference in /home/.../templates/.../functions.php on line 560 .

How to solve that one?

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Re: Subdomain website hacked (Joomla 2.5)

Post by mandville » Tue May 15, 2018 6:58 pm

you didnt tell us HOW it was hacked, was it defaced, malicious files?
your errors are probably because files were corrupted in the hack
complete this viewtopic.php?f=621&t=582854
then as soon as you have a working 2.5 site either migrate to j3 or just rebuild your site in j3
then slap yourself because after all this time you still havent learnt how to make a backup
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