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Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Meerkat, Jan 31, 2012.

  1. Meerkat

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    I've just tried to login to WHM and I get shown this:
    This account is currently locked out because a brute force attempt was detected. Please wait a few minutes and try again. Attempting to login again will only increase this delay. If you frequently experience this problem, we recommend having your username changed to something less generic.

    I'm using the correct info, well to my knowledge, I just tried to login via SSH and it says access denied. So I logged in to Kloxo to change the root password but it still says it's denied and I can't login via WHM as the same thing is shown.

    What can I do from here?
     
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    Contacting your Hosting Provider would be the next stop.

    GL!
     
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    Okay I disabled cphulk via the command line and managed to get in to SSH too, I've checked the cphulk reports and blacklisted and dropped the ip that was attempting to brute force. How can I restart cphulk now?
     
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    You should add your own IP to the whitelist. How is it that someone else's IP got you locked out?

    Do you have access to WHM? There's a button to enable cPhulk.

    I believe this would work as well:
    /usr/local/cpanel/etc/init/startcphulkd
     
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    I've whitelisted it, but it's dynamic so my msot recent IP wasn't whitelisted. And I got locked out due to the account having so many incorrect logins.

    I've now started cphulkd again, and I couldn't find anything to indicate someone actually breached the server. They were just attempting to. They're IP's have now been dropped.

    Thanks for your help.
     
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