Joomla Website compromised. Need to upgrade to 2.5 or higher

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Project Description:
Hi there,


I have a website built on Joomla 1.5 and it is being compromised. Therefore my hosting company have disabled the website and have said the following:


"It looks like your website has been compromised by malicious users and as such we have had to disable access to parts of your website.

The website looks to have been compromised through weaknesses in a php application mainly Joomla or some php code you have installed on your website. As such it is also advisable to go through all of your website code to ensure everything is up to date and as secure as possible.

In particular you should ensure your php applications are fully up to date, including all plugins, and check for any code that allows the upload of data to your website, or any recently installed plugins or themes that might be unsecure.

Please contact us once you have taken this action or are planning to so that we can acknowledge you have received our email and are taking action. If not we may need to presume no action is taken by you and so our engineers will have to presume your account is still a potential security risk and take further action."


It's because the Joomla version is old (1.5) and needs to be upgraded (I'm pretty sure). Once it has been upgraded I can contact the hosting company for them to reactivate it. I would like you to upgrade it to Joomla 2.5 via FTP. I'm not sure how you can do this without access to the admin panel. I will give you FTP and database access and maybe you can do this on your local computer.

I need you to ensure that everything is upgraded and all plugins and extensions are working after upgrade. I also need you to ensure that ALL malicious code has been removed from the files.

Can you please give me a time frame and your best price. I'll be making a decision soon so please bid early. Note that payment will only be released when the site has been reactivated by the hosting company and everything is working fine.

Thank you

Skills required:
Joomla, MySQL, PHP, Web Hosting, Website Testing
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