Thursday, November 23, 2006


Someone tried to hack my photo gallery last night by creating a user account and uploading a tainted php file embedded in a rar archive. I looked up the details on coppermines website.
They seemed to spend a long time crafting this attack though I dont think it worked due to my using the latest version of Coppermine. I checked in a few other areas also and found nothing so I think no damage was done however as a precaution I have disabled new user registrations.

Details below

Referring Link by Coppermine Photo Gallery register.php .info&hl=ar&lr=&start=30&sa=N
Host Name
IP Address
Country Monaco
Region Monaco
City Monte-carlo
ISP Provider
Returning Visits 0
Visit Length 1 hour 33 mins 38 secs
Browser MSIE 6.0
Operating System Windows XP
Resolution 800x600
Javascript Enabled


Anonymous said...

Potentially stupid question here, but why would anyone want to hack your photo gallery?

I don't understand hackers. They are nasty and a waste of space.


Anonymous said...

Ps. I like the blue. Good choice.

Cookiesworld said...

Wow that was a quick response!

Glad you like the blue I feel less black these days :)

I would guess the reason hacking would be to use my website to forward spam or maybe as a vechical to attack other sites. Possible its just some kid who wants to impress other hackers friends with his "skill"?