[Dshield] What passes for a server admin
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Tue Mar 29 17:59:24 GMT 2005
I hope they actually rebuilt the system. Look at this suspect quote from the
"I am backing up my stuff getting ready for an OS reload but I hope SB can
help me lock down my box before they cause damage and before I can get to
the point where I am ready for an OS reload."
>From: "Johannes B. Ullrich" <jullrich at euclidian.com>
>Reply-To: General DShield Discussion List <list at lists.dshield.org>
>To: General DShield Discussion List <list at lists.dshield.org>
>Subject: Re: [Dshield] What passes for a server admin
>Date: Mon, 28 Mar 2005 10:22:48 -0500
>Sad indeed :-(. He mentions that he asked ServerBeach (the ISP) for help. I
>don 't know them (ServerBeach), so I am not sure how they will respond. In
>most cases I would hope they will at least disconnect the system from the
>outside. From the sound of the message, it looks like the system is rooted.
>I don't expect that anything other then a rebuild from scratch will help.
>Most colocation facilities like ServerBeach will give you the option to
>hire someone by the hour to cleanup a system like that, or to rebuild it.
>But a good cleanup would be very time consuming (if possible at all).
>>I ran into this article while I was looking for something else. It
>>describes an admin talking to a forum of other server admins about getting
>>hacked. The guy has absolutely no clue what he's doing; he's confirmed
>>rooted, and scanning other servers, yet never does it occure to him to
>>pull the plug on the thing. All he says to the other admins is 'sorry if
>>my box is attacking yours'. Check out this article to see why there are so
>>many hacked servers on the 'Net today:
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