I don't know if this is the right forum to ask this but I have a domain hosted (shared hosting) on godaddy.com and it has been hacked/defaced by a group of Bangladeshi hackers. Note that it is just a domain hosted with GoDaddy. I haven't developed/built the site yet. This is my site -


What should I do next? How do I prevent such attacks? Kindly help.

I forgot to mention the complete details. The domain is actually ONLY parked with GoDaddy. I had earlier changed its DNS servers to point to Dreamhost where I had purchased hosting. Based on the two comments received below, I reverted my DNS settings to point to GoDaddy's. It solved the problem.

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    I think to be more accurate, your domain was taken over. What you have is a DNS problem. Please contact GoDaddy support.
    – schroeder
    May 26, 2015 at 19:18
  • change your godaddy password and then revert the dns settings, try to keep your login details more secure in future, change all accounts where you have used the same password and change the password for the email address registered on your godaddy account
    – rdans
    May 27, 2015 at 8:51
  • @schroeder thanks. Learned something new about Domain Hijacking.
    – anujit
    May 27, 2015 at 14:35
  • @rdans Followed some similar steps specific to my scenario. I reverted my DNS to point to GoDaddy servers from Dreamhost's. Also, changed all the passwords. Thanks.
    – anujit
    May 27, 2015 at 14:36
  • @schroeder can you please suggest how the hackers could have done this? What was the vulnerability they exploited?
    – anujit
    May 27, 2015 at 14:42

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First thing to do...

  1. Backup your important files to your local.
  2. Delete everything inside.
  3. Reset your hosting server.

And you're good to go. And if problems still persist, that should be GoDaddy's problems.

And, please be advised not to simply deploy any scripts that are not coming from the original author site. The scripts may have been changed to make it vulnerable. And that's why lots of webs are easily 'hacked' and gained access to it.

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