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Instant Debian – Build a Web Server by José Miguel Parrella

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Responding to security incidents (Advanced)

It will happen. Large market share along with insufficient security practices and attack persistency will eventually result in a security breach, especially if attackers have incentives. If you operate a low-profile CMS, most likely you will be defaced. If you operate something for profit in nature, attackers might go for passwords or sensitive data. In other cases, your server may be compromised and used as a platform for other attacks, such as DDoS botnets.

You will notice defacements, strange files lying around your filesystem, processes that you know nothing about running, and so on. Those are clear signs that something is going on; although, there might be others, and for a while, there might be ...

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