On (02/11/04 23:22), Liam McDermott didst pronounce:
> my brother is running a linux box connected to adsl 24/7 and has hag
> several attempted ssh connections from the same ip address.
> who should he contact? , the gardai?, or is there another specialist depa=
I wouldn't think you have any grounds to contact the police. First thing
to do would be to firewall off access from that machine, and log all
attempts. There was a worm travelling around that tried to guess at
passwords for common accounts on linux systems, and there was a thread
on this list about it a couple of months back.
Chat ya later,
BOFH excuse #138: BNC (brain not (user brain not connected)
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