[joomla] having major issues with hacking and restoring

Unitel unitelny at
Fri Oct 19 12:30:24 EDT 2012

In case you don't know! I linked to your site by clicking your logo and when
I clicked your menu I got the following response.


"Internal Server Error

The server encountered an internal error or misconfiguration and was unable
to complete your request.

Please contact the server administrator, webadmin at and inform
them of the time the error occurred, and anything you might have done that
may have caused the error.

More information about this error may be available in the server error log.

Additionally, a 500 Internal Server Error error was encountered while trying
to use an ErrorDocument to handle the request."





Best regards,


Marcos Miranda 




From: joomla-bounces at [mailto:joomla-bounces at]
On Behalf Of Ellen Rothwax
Sent: Friday, October 19, 2012 12:13 PM
To: joomla at
Subject: [joomla] having major issues with hacking and restoring


Hi folks,
Not my day!!!!
 I have been hacked on a couple of my Joomla sites in the past few days. All
are hosted on 1 & 1 , they are 1.5 and 2.5 sites, all the latest versions.
The hacks are different. One was redirecting to another messed with
my htaccess file and something in the backend because oddly enough although
I can see it, the dropdown navigation in the backend doesn't work.The
navigation icons in the control panel do, but once you get to a different
page, the save and close buttons don't work. I am having the host roll back
their backups because mine are not helping.
Has anyone had this experience? 
Other than using Admin tools and removing references to Joomla, any
suggestions to securing the sites better?

On a different note, I just tried to restore a backup to a backup site on a
site that was not hacked to test it(I am paranoid now that my backups won't
help if they are corrupted). This site has Hikashop and Easyblog on it. The
restored backup (to a new database) isn't working right. It is fine until
you try to navigate to one of these extensions and I get an error:
Multiple Choices
The document name you requested (/index.php) could not be found on this
server. However, we found documents with names similar to the one you

Available documents:

/index.html (common basename)

Please consider informing the owner of the referring page about the broken


Any ideas why?


Please make my day better!



Ellen Rothwax
Web Design and Development
Don't say you can't afford a website. . .you can't afford not to have one.
(P) 203 572-5756

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