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Linux.com: Tips for When Hackers Strike

Mar 30, 2005, 05:30 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Brice Burgess)

"Last week I was faced with the situation every user and administrator dreads--my Web server was hacked. Here's hoping you can use my experience as a guide to investigating your own compromised server, if and when the time comes.

"The nightmare started when I returned to my office to discover 17 missed calls on my cell phone. A moment later, the phone rang again. A frantic customer complained of 'eyes' on his Web site. I visit the site, and, lo and behold, discovered it proclaiming being 'owned' by a hacking group. Upon further investigation, I discovered all the other Web sites on the Debian-based server had been defaced..."

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