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amin account directories disappearing

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by ladierainy, Jun 15, 2004.

  1. ladierainy

    ladierainy Well-Known Member

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    admin account directories disappearing

    Hello - I have a strange occurance on my server.

    My main account's (not root/admin) home directory and everything in it just up and disappeared on me - and I hadn't been messing with it.

    This alarms me on a few levels and drives hme the fact that I most likely need to seriously focus on security.

    Where do I start? lol.

    I'm not even sure a good place to sit down and read and learn the basics of how people compromise your server - or how to regain control back if you then discover that they *have* or how to FIND the hole they snuck in through so I can plug it up.

    Could someone please help me with any advice or pointing me in the right direction?

    Thanks
     
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  3. ladierainy

    ladierainy Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for the links - I found the rootkit one, I'll have to looks at the others.

    What could be the possible causes for a home directory to vanish outside of an attack or malicious cause?
     
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    Don't know for sure although recently with all of the updates and suexec issues in cPanel strange things have been happening:)
    Searching the forum might yield some info for you.
    HTH
     
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