Hi, Howday everyone, well one of our customer has a dedicated server along with cPanel/WHM. He configured backup's in such a way that the backup files were placing at Hard Disk as well as been uploaded to an different server using FTP. Few days back, an intruder get into his server and cleared his websites and hard disk backup's. Also then removed the /home , /var and other important system directories. He succeeded in making the server corrupted. The most amazing thing that happened is, the intruder cleared his other server as well the FTP Backup's one. That server was having his backup's and many important files. So here's my question bank : 1. How a hacker get accessed to the external server ? 2. Do cPanel store FTP details somewhere on the server ? 3. Are the details not encrypted ? 4. What can be the safest backup method to make backup's at other external server using rsync or ftp. 5. Is there anyway that we can check the system security ? That it is upto the mark.