To whoever hacked into my Database

Alister alister.ware at
Thu Nov 14 14:56:28 CET 2013

On Thu, 14 Nov 2013 15:24:32 +0200, Ferrous Cranus wrote:

> Στις 14/11/2013 2:32 μμ, ο/η Alister έγραψε:
>> On Thu, 14 Nov 2013 12:46:29 +0200, Ferrous Cranus wrote:
>>>> This must have happened when i was handling my root passwords out in
>>>> the open.
>>>> Served me well.
>> At least you seem to be learning this lesson
>>> Can somebody explain to me why there is so many failed attempts to
>>> login into my linux server under various user accounts?
>>> I mean is this some normal background radiation of the Internet or is
>>> something directed to me?
>>> Does this happen on your servers at this extend too?
>> any open ports on the internet are likely to attract attention of the
>> 'Black Hats'
>> this is why you have been advised to check your firewall settings you
>> should only expose the ports that are absolutely necessary
>> for a web server these would be 80 & 443
>> currently you have many other services also open that probably should
>> not be.
>> if you check the logs for those services you will probably find even
>> more login attempts (I hope they have failed)
> Yes i have more ports open as 'nmap' reports but don't forget that i'm
> running cPanel for my customers, hence more ports need to be opened for
> cPanel and WHM use, let alone mail and sshd.
> But the response wasn't clear to me.
> Ia this randomly normal background Internet radiation or some personal
> directed attacks?

As others have said this is no longer python related & i am not going to 
answer any further.

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