Plesk Server Hacked Alan Ogden posted this on

Plesk, a feature rich GUI control panel made by Parallels, is a common webserver control panel enabling easy access to server functionality.

This ease of use can come at a price. Ease of use means stability, and stability can sometimes mean out of date components, moreso if the control panel is not updated regularly.

If a server component is compromised, plesk can be difficult to troubleshoot if the customer is not familiar with command line interfaces / shell.