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 Backlash after adding MX entry?
Author: P.Simpson2   (16 Dec 12 10:05am)
5 days after receiving my " Project Honey Pot MX Donation(s) Completed" email, my website was hacked, by adding or replacing the .htaccess file in 8 different directories, including the subdomain directory that was created for the MX donation.

In 5 years of operating my site I have never knowing been hacked until now. Is it a coincidence that the hack almost immediately followed the MX donation? Might spam harvesters be trying to bite back?

My symptoms match those at http://mysitemyway.com/support/topic/hacked-1 and my rogue .htaccess code is almost identical to what's listed on that webpage.

Any advice / opinions are welcome.
 
 Re: Backlash after adding MX entry?
Author: H.User1325   (16 Dec 12 1:23pm)
The difference between an anecdote and a fact is who it happens to. <g>

There are lots of honey pots and MX donations out there, including mine. Anecdotally I haven't seen any evidence of a backlash due to honey pots or MX. From what I have seen spammers don't have the smarts to hack a system. But on the other hand...



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