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Large Number of Failed Logins

Discussion in 'Security' started by chasmcg, Nov 25, 2014.

  1. chasmcg

    chasmcg Active Member

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    In the last 24 hours I have had over 120 of these messages from CPanel (large number of failed logins). Mainly from Russia and China but from other countries as well. I suspect it's someone spoofing IPs. I get these messages all the time but nothing like the last 24 hours.

    Does "cPHulk Brute Force Protection" ban those IPs each time they send me an email? I hope so. I have manually banned blocks of IPs but they just keep coming. What can be done about this? Thanks for any help or advice.
     
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    triantech Well-Known Member

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    Hello,

    Are these attempting to connect to your SSH service ? if so, Changing the default port number would be a very good option here.
     
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    Yes, the port number has been changed. But the attempts keeps coming. I have about 5 domains on my server. They're trying to FTP in as well on all domains. Thanks for your reply.
     
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    cHHulk only "protects" cPanel services. I would recommend CSF/LFD for automated blocking of IP addresses with excessive failed logins.
     
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    Thanks, guys, for the replies. I'm currently using APF as my firewall. Will look at CSF/LFD as an alternative. Also, if CPanel implements something to block IPs as they come in that would be great. Maybe block countries, even.

    The failed logins stopped for a day or so but they've started again.
     
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