Labnol.org Hacked and Deleted – How to Access The Site And Its Pages

 

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Amit Agrawal is the first Professional Blogger from India, He has worked hard to maintain a Blog that is ranked among the Top Technology Blogs in the world.

Amit Tweeted On 27th June:

“Labnol was hacked y’day night.. things look OK now”

Now again today, Amit had to face another Hack Attempt which was much worse and deleted all the sites he maintained. The Websites under his Digital Inspiration Network are: labnol.org, blogschool.in,digitalinspiration.com. When accessing his site, They all return the same error which is 404 files not found etc.

Today, Amit had tweeted the following:

“Difficult times. Hackers have deleted all my websites.”

Although he says the website files were deleted, We all hope he has proper backups of all the files and the site returns to normal state asap. He is a real inspiration to thousands of bloggers.

This is not the first time Amit has faced hack attempts, In 2009, his Google Apps account was hacked and in February 2011, a hacker managed to gain access to his Facebook profile and in turn, all his fan pages.

Being a Labnol Fan myself, I couldn’t resist being cut off from the site’s previously published gems (articles). So I opted to access the site through Google’s Web Cache.

As Labnol is a very popular website, Not only among users but also among Google Spiders. His website is thoroughly indexed and cached which helps us to access the site through Google’s web cache.

To access any site through Google Webcache use the following URL in the address bar.

http://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache:http://YOURSITE.com

To make the site links easier to navigate, I have made a Greasemonkey script to redirect all 404 errors of live URL’s on Labnol to corresponding Google Web Cache URLs.

To Install the Script, Follow:

Step 1. Install Greasemonkey Addon: [Firefox | No need of extension in Google Chrome]

Step 2. Install my Script from this [LINK]. Click on the ‘Install’ button.

Step 3. Go to Labnol.org or any page on Labnol.org and it will redirect it to the Google Web Cache of that page.

Update : Labnol.org is under the restore process.

You can edit the script and replace the labnol.org with any other site to get the same effect. Feel free to Share the script if you liked it.

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  1. adit says

    well i guess the best blogger in india will have it proper backups so tat he can rise up again……
    dumb those hackers……. don’t even know what they did…….

  2. says

    It was a bad day for all indian bloggers and thanks for the news.Today I was accessing is site but it show’s the error 404.But what i thought was there was a site maintance but actually it not thanks for the info

  3. says

    That’s really a sad news for all Indian bloggers :( I hope he is having a backup with him, and yeah – thanks for this script. Now I won’t have to open Google Web Cache again and again :) !

  4. says

    Hi Anoop….
    Thanks for sharing the post…..
    I know its bad new as some poor minded people have hacked the Amit’s site but thanks you have share a valuable tips to keep our site live in worst conditions as well.

  5. says

    Timthumb vulnerability still haunting? :|

    Btw this error is showing on your facebook comment box :

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  6. says

    Hi,

    A useful article. 404 NOT FOUND. A very familiar and irritating sign when we are about to indulge in an important task. Many times felt like blowing up my PC.

    Regards,
    Sanjib Saha

  7. says

    Thanks for sharing this information, it can happen with anybody, hacking has become a major problem for most of the sites. Hackers should be identified and punished accordingly.

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