How to re-generate root login in a compromised droplet?

January 26, 2018 825 views
Security CentOS

I have a Droplet running in CentOS was compromised. The root user was removed and the attacker added a super user with the username as bl33dz

Now I am unable to reset / login in to the droplet. Support team booted my Droplet into Recovery Kernel, but still I am unable to reset the Root password and not able to recover the root username. How can I re-gain access to the droplet now?

1 Answer

Use the recovery kernel to backup your files and then reinstall.

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