My Droplet sending Brute Force attact?

  • Posted April 19, 2014

Dear guys,

I have a droplet which I use as an email server. Applications that I installed there are:

  1. iRedmail,
  2. Phplist,
  3. MySql,
  4. Apache httpd

I had been using it for 3 months already, and suddenly I got a ticket from digitalocean support which shows that my droplet has been performing brute force attack against another server’s SSH …

My questions:

  1. How can I find out that my server does this things?
  2. How can I clean my server that might already invested by a BOTNET?

Thanks in advance, Bromo


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The first place I’d look is /var/log/auth.log to see if someone else is logging on to the droplet. <br> <br>I’d also encourage you to install rkhunter as well.

Hello Bromo, <br> <br>Which OS are you on? <br> <br>More than likely someone used a exploit on your server. <br> <br>- Alex