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Re: compromised network
From: DT - Paulo Santos <psantos () ipiaget net>
Date: Tue, 30 Dec 2003 10:43:35 +0000

Hi Dana,

The best way to verify that is nothing rogue left in your servers is to
format/reinstal... But you may try somethings first.
Audit your systems with nessus or some auditing tool of this kind. 
If everything looks 'normal' check for updates for your specific OS,
install an IDS (snort with the acid frontend is a good example) and get
a firewall in front of your servers. Try to minimize the risk...
Read logs, Keep your servers OS updated and your firewall rules clean.

Just my two cents...


On Fri, 2003-12-26 at 19:21, Dana Rawson wrote:
Not sure where to start except by saying that my servers and router were compromised.  Have locked down both servers 
and routers (at least I have attempted to do so) but what is the best way to verify that there is nothing rogue left 
active on the servers?  Also, is there any legal action I should take (i.e. Do I alert any authorities)?  It appears 
that my network was targeted by a server in california and individuals from Australia, Netherlands and the US were 
connecting using it as an ftp server.  Was actually named "Revenge Server".

I just installed Ethereal and am currently capturing packets but am not really sure how to read this or if there is 
any easier way to monitor all things. ...And to actually know how to read it. 

Will I be able to retrieve ip addresses from packets to match activity on my syslog and identify rogue traffic?

This is all new to me so I apologize if my questions don't make sense or my approach is illogical.



Paulo Santos

Divisão Tecnológica - Instituto Piaget


Tel: +351 212 946 278

E-mail: psantos () ipiaget net

Web: http://www.ipiaget.net


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