We got hacked…

November 3rd, 2005

Strange, but true. Our new server got hacked recently by some unknown folks. The downside of this incident was, that we had visitors from some unethnical hacking groups, which abused the server for UDP attacks and spam mailing. I cleared the remaining 18000+ mails in the deferred mail queue yesterday.

System was restored and the trojan files were removed (which was quite some fun as the were hidden and proticted by filesystem attr). We upgraded the system too to the latest versions, so that might make it harder for new attacks. We’ll see.