My PBTech installation was hacked - PBTech
Yesterday (July 20) my PBTech installation was hacked. Someone was able to install a directory labelled ‘update’ and a file ‘update.php’ inside the pbtech directory. No one other than me manages my website or has access to it other than as a board user, and new registrations require admin approval.
I received an email alert from the Google Search Console Team to advise me that ‘Social engineering content’ had been detected on my website, listing a url ending in …pbtech/update, and google had downgraded my website and partially blocked it with a warning. Rather annoying.
The ‘update’directory and been installed on that day, so google found it immediately.
The PBTech installation I was using does not have an ‘update’ directory.
I would advise anyone running older versions of PBTech to check for this ‘update’ directory and its associated update.php file.
I shall investigate using the wow Style instead, or simply stop using styles.
A pity we live in such a world where our work is subject to constant attack.
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