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    Traffic spikes and perl processes - security issue?

    I admit I know nothing when it comes to servers. Yet I do have a root server and I noticed that there are some days when the traffic spikes up to 20 times the average and when I login via ssh I see many perl processes. I don't know what those are since I don't use any perl scripts on my web site. Is this a potential or maybe an ongoing security issue?

    Thanks for any advice.

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    Greetings:

    It looks like you've been hacked.

    Please consider working with your data center / hosting provider technical support team on clean up.

    Thank you.
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    Peter M. Abraham
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    Thanks. I have someone checking the server.

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