InMotion Hosting Hacked

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Servers of InMotion Hosting have been hacked. The home page of InMotion Hosting is showing hacked, though some of the internal website pages are working fine.

Update 25-Sept, 4.45 AM CST: I was able to get in touch with the support team of Inmotion Hosting, and got this info:

there appears to be a mass server hack that has replaced the index file in the public_html of several accounts, we are working to do a full server restore on all servers to get that back up and running, unfortunately as there is an investigation going on now my details given to me are limited


Update 25-Sept, 5.02 AM CST: Many customers of InMotion Hosting have mentioned in comments below that it is easy to get your hacked website back up. If you have some old Index.php file, just copy that to the existing Index.php, and your website will probably be back up. This is because hackers seem to have replaced Index.php files on many accounts (InMotion support team also confirmed that above). I am trying this right now.

Update 25-Sept, 5.15 AM CST: Home Page of InMotion Hosting has been restored. Still no word from management on when will they restored the affected websites of customers, and how did this large scale hack happened.

Update 25-Sept, 12:30 PM CST: 1. In case your site did not have Index.php, but had Index.htm or Index.html, then you’ll need to restore those files, and delete Index.php

2. InMotion has confirmed that no customer information was compromised.

Here is the screenshot of the hacked page:

Inmotion Hacked

I have a couple of websites with InMotion Hosting, and they are also showing the same “Hacked” page.

There is no official word yet from InMotion Hosting on the extent of hack, and time it will take for websites to get back up.

What worries me most is that hackers might steal the credit card info that InMotion hosting would have stored. Also, I am really hoping that InMotion Hosting is able to get my websites back up, with all the data, and I don’t end up losing everything.

If you have more info about this, do post in comments. I will update this post when I hear something.

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