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network flooded with requests

Discussion in 'Security' started by Amos Tan, Oct 16, 2014.

  1. Amos Tan

    Amos Tan Registered

    Oct 14, 2014
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    Hi all,

    Recently I have been testing out Cpanel till one day, my network was flooded with request for something, causing a network outage. After identifying those IP, added firewall rules to drop request from such IP from my router as a temporary solution.

    After investigating, i notice a very high network traffic in every hour for 5mins, a very specific time frame?

    after checking netstats -apn

    Found connection to some IP very suspicious which is suspended in SYN-SENT 413807/Smarvtd for very very long hours.

    Two processes or files i find very suspicious "smarvtd" and "sshhdd"

    What's going on?
  2. cPanelMichael

    cPanelMichael Technical Support Community Manager Staff Member

    Apr 11, 2011
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    Hello :)

    You can run a malware scanner on your system (e.g. CXS, Maldet) to see if anything is detected, but typically you should consult with a qualified system administrator or security specialist if you are concerned about a security-related issue with your system.

    Thank you.
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