How Do I Know if my Droplet has Been Compromised?

I’m new to using VPS so any help would be appreciated.

I have a droplet IP that keeps getting flagged for abuse, but all I use Digital Ocean for is to host websites and I am the only person (from our company) that has access to the droplet.

Anyone have any experience with this. or can recommend what steps I should take to prevent this?

Thanks Chaz


hi @chaze77892a4b53

if you want to stop this kind of attacks, I suggest to use a WAF. If you want, you can find a free WAF here: is a new service in-cloud hosted on digitalocean, very easy to use and setup.

hope this help :)


Hi Ryan, here is what the email said: Abused IP address(es): Abused HTTP host(s):

The abuser was attempting to bruteforce administrator password of our website

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You would need to identify specific signs that you are compromised, such as traffic you do not recognize being sent from your droplet.