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Possible hacking try found in NGINX access log file

Hi,

I am very new to DO community and this is my first question to the forum. Since the last few days, we are noticing someone or something trying to access our web application may be with a bad intention. I am saying this based on logs found in the NGINX access log file. I’ve found 113 references of this try and I am copy/pasting below one set of it. The access log always come in the following sequence. And every time, it comes from a different IP address. We’ve no idea whatsoever what this can do to our site. So I’ll appreciate if someone can explain this.

46.141.98.210 - - [16/Apr/2018:23:18:53 +0600] "POST /wls-wsat/CoordinatorPortType HTTP/1.1" 301 193 "-" "Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 10.0; Win64; x64)"
46.141.98.210 - - [16/Apr/2018:23:19:03 +0600] "GET / HTTP/1.1" 301 193 "-" "Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 10.0; Win64; x64) AppleWebKit/537.36 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/63.0.3239.132 Safari/537.36"
46.141.98.210 - - [16/Apr/2018:23:19:03 +0600] "POST /user/register?element_parents=account/mail/%23value&ajax_form=1&_wrapper_format=drupal_ajax HTTP/1.1" 301 193 "-" "Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 10.0; Win64; x64)"
46.141.98.210 - - [16/Apr/2018:23:19:04 +0600] "GET / HTTP/1.1" 301 193 "-" "Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 10.0; Win64; x64) AppleWebKit/537.36 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/63.0.3239.132 Safari/537.36"
46.141.98.210 - - [16/Apr/2018:23:19:04 +0600] "GET / HTTP/1.1" 301 193 "-" "Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 10.0; Win64; x64) AppleWebKit/537.36 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/63.0.3239.132 Safari/537.36"
46.141.98.210 - - [16/Apr/2018:23:19:04 +0600] "GET /rss.php?mode=recent HTTP/1.1" 301 193 "-" "Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 10.0; Win64; x64) AppleWebKit/537.36 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/63.0.3239.132 Safari/537.36" 

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Hi there,

You can install malware detection software like Linux Malware Detect, also known as Maldet or LMD. It will help you to locate any malicious files on your droplet.

If you’re interested in securing your droplet (everyone should be in general) you can double-check our tutorial - An Introduction to Securing your Linux VPS.

The article will cover the basic and some more advanced steps in website and server security.

You can check the article here:

https://www.digitalocean.com/community/tutorials/an-introduction-to-securing-your-linux-vps

Hope that this helps!

You can’t possibly ban users from accessing URLs. Users could be bots and could attempt to access any URL. Just keep your passwords strong.