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  1. #1

    Question SSH bruteforce - unfair competition


    We run a small hosting company.
    I have recently checked logs and found interresting records.

    Log cut:
    Jul _3 07:18:22 scorpion sshd(pam_unix)[27553]: authentication failure; logname=
    uid=0 euid=0 tty=NODEVssh ruser= _user=root

    And there is alot of such
    As you see remote host, from which connection was made is, from other webhosting company's primary server .
    I've email'ed em about this case, but so far no reply.

    The question would be:
    Do you guys (admins) have seen such competitor's unfair work?

    I think, this is amoral.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Oct 2003
    Long Island, New York
    They've probably been broken into. I doubt they are doing it on purpose. If you can't get through to them, notify the host they're on. It appears to be ServerMatrix/ThePlanet. - Business Web Hosting Solutions & Server Management Since 2003

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Mar 2001
    San Marcos, TX
    I'd seriously doubt that is actually the one trying to brute-force you... it's quite possible that there's a user on that server that's responsible for the attack. (Which, either way, is still bad on their part.)

    As for a resolution, I wouldn't even bother e-mailing the host... forward the log entries to [email protected] (the owner of the IP) and they'll hopefully get it taken care of.
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  5. #5
    Hi everybody,

    I've mailed ThePlanet.
    Thank's for your replys.

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