Droplets get locked down because of outgoing DDOS attacts.
Two of my droplets were locked down this week from my account for an apparent reason of outgoing DDOS attack.
My first machine was allegedly compromised on Nov 18 2014 and my networking is brought down - which essentially means the server is off the internet. We found a directory containing suspicious files and I assumed the possibility of DDOS from my server because of these files. The support also sent a packet and a destination IP of the traffic that was going out. Plus I also had set a weak password which made me believe that there is really a DDOS originating from my server. Eventually I had to destroy the server
But today Nov 21 2014. This happened again.
The new droplet has a really really strong password and it was created on Nov 19 2014. I don’t see a reason how this can happen again. I get a similar email from DO saying “Uh on, we have a problem” and a ticket has been raised with a same format as the previous one and I have pretty good idea on where this is going to end.
How do I take care of this?
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