Make sure that you have the server updated once you get it reformatted.
Most DC's will throw in a custom iso which is more often than not out of date, thusly insecure.
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Ask DC to reformat the server and requesting a reinstallation of your OS. Then only get a start. May be hacker leave a backdoor so that he can take control of server anytime.
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Never go for low price dedicated server thats why such cases happen.... For future safety make sure tight Firewall layer behind your server..
Best of Luck
I can't understand why you wouldn't buy a low priced server because of that. All servers "should" be reformated before the seller hands it over to the client. That way all data will not be retained from the previous client and therefore there won't be any privacy issues. The only difference I can see with a low priced server is either their network, hardware is poor or they don't have good support. I can't seem to relate low prices with a server that is hacked at point of purchase lmao.
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