My server was hacked, need better security setup

  • Status Completed
  • Budget $100 - $250 USD
  • Total Bids 13

Project Description

Hi, I have a server at Amazon EC2 cloud which runs one website (Drupal based). Some time ago I was informed that my server is involved in DDoS attack.

I managed to login, but server was very slow, apache2 and mysql were eating all CPU.

I also managed to bring apache2 and mysql down and kill all network connections.

Now I need a computer security expert to help me with the following:

- Try to identify method how my website was hacked (login brute force, software exploit, etc?). In bash history I've noticed that bad guy eventually got root access.

- If possible, show me what activity was performed on server. What dirs were accessed, was anything removed or deleted?

- Verify that no backdoors are left on the server.

- Update all relevant software including Drupal. BTW, I have recently noticed strange activity on Drupal forum. I need to clean up it as well.

- Set up stronger security to avoid this in the future.


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