DirectAdmin Hacked

From the official forum post

Directadmin DA Hacked

Thanks for your patience everyone. We are still investigating but don’t want to leave you in the dark. Here’s what we know so far:

  • Our server was compromised (not at the root level but serious enough nonetheless) and is being used to send those malicious e-mails to customers. We have disabled our mail server to interrupt this process.
  • Some customer information has been compromised: Name, e-mail address, mailing address, license ID#’s.
  • Billing information (e.g. Credit Card numbers, PayPal accounts, etc.) is absolutely safe. We use a restricted merchant gateway that doesn’t allow us, even as owners, to view your full credit card information.
  • Finally, don’t click that link. It’s a malicious program but it can be cleaned with Trend Micro Housecall, MalwareByte’s Anti-Malware, etc.

Will keep you updated..


Some of the customers started getting scam-ish email like this. I dont use DirectAdmin (aka DA), but still many DO use it since its a cheap control panel starting from FREE with quarterly or yearly packages to $5/month, its cheaper then my CPanel licenses šŸ˜€

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