It's 5:30. I'm with some friends when I get beeped. It's my home number.
I call. It's my roommate. His RedHat 6.0 box was hacked. What should he
I mention a few things to look for, but it looks bad. Who ever broke in
either got spooked, or was feeling malicious and the final two commands we
found in the .bash_history file were:
rm -rf /var/log
rm -rf /*
Rob, managed to
stop it before it did more damage, but they still wiped out /boot,
/bin and parts of /dev. Using
Tom's RootBoot disk
he was able to survey the damage and then waited until I got home.
From what I've been able to determine, it appears that some script kiddie
was running a program to look for exploitable boxes (RedHat 6.0) because
around noon yesturday someone tried to FTP into my box and Rob's other box
from Harvard. This
said script kiddie then had a list of hosts to exploit today and Rob's box
was broken into and damaged around 5:30 pm EST.
Breaking in and looking around is one thing. Maliciously deleting files is
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