All my sites on Hostgator got attacked by iframe hack

iframe hack wordpress index filesAt 7 pm tonight my students emailed me that our blog was down.

I checked immediately for an attack, and found that all the index.php and index.html files were altered an 18:46 EST, and a line of code was added either after the starting body tag or at the very end of the code

<iframe src="" width=230 height=0 style="visibility: hidden"></iframe>

do not go there...

I googled the topic and found that some Russian hackers have created keylogger sites and the keylogger scripts get all your passwords.

If it is an individual site: your password was compromised.

I have sites on other servers, like this site, and none of those were attacked. I think it is Hostgator that is compromised... so if you have a site on hostgator, please check your index files... and clean them.

I hear in Italy tens of thousands of computers are infected... as a result of the iframe hack that effects every site, but especially wordpress blogs.

This time the database isn't attacked, only the files. It seems that they get to the sites with ftp... if you can, please change your ftp and cpanel login. I am planning on removing my sites from

Author: Sophie Benshitta Maven

Sophie BenShitta Maven is a Renaissance Woman... architect, publisher, photographer, coach, marketer, teacher, but most importantly the archetype of the Pathfinder. This blog is an eclectic collection of articles that I update as in my daily practice as a friend/mentor/coach/entrepreneur I run across an idea, an distinction, a product, a procedure that will cut 'light years' from your learning curve. I won't speak about anything that is not backed by my personal experience... no promoting products that I haven't used... ever. After all I am the Pathfinder... remember? I will always walk before you, so that you know that the path you are shown is reliable and will take you where you intend to go.