The Stack Overflow podcast is back! Listen to an interview with our new CEO.

Questions tagged [abuse]

The tag has no usage guidance.

Filter by
Sorted by
Tagged with
0
votes
1answer
102 views

Server Abuse/Proxy Abuse — Automated Tunneling (Unique IP's = Hundreds, Thousands of Requests)

I run a simple Proxy/General-Use website me and a few friends use at kerenua.xyz, however, starting 3~ weeks ago, an enormous amount of traffic started flooding in from hundreds of (unique) IP ...
1
vote
2answers
33 views

Another domain is pointing to my server, and Google is indexing that one rather than mine

So I own www.example.com. I have an A record pointing to my IP, and also have a CNAME for www. Clearly my IP is shared, because if I access it, I get taken to www.domain.com Anyway, last week, I ...
-2
votes
1answer
50 views

Abuse report for spamming…abuse report [closed]

Few weeks ago, i activated on my server on automatic abuse report mail when someone try to brute force my SSH, i did it because i got an average of 3000 spamming IP each weeks. But today, my ISP send ...
0
votes
1answer
246 views

My Python webserver is being bombarded with malicious PHP requests. Should I do something?

My Python server (running Flask, uWSGI & NGinx) is currently receiving a ton of GET requests for what I assume are PHP hacks and exploits. Here's a few I've pulled from my logs: "GET /dbadmin/...
-1
votes
1answer
300 views

Hetzner netscan abuse [duplicate]

A few days back I have received the abuse notification from Hetzner datacenter. There seems to be a netscan going on my server. What I don't understand is that why the destinations are the local ...
1
vote
1answer
87 views

Why is kjournald showing up 700 times in `netstat`?

AFAIK, kjournald is not a network program, but a program that deals with the journal of EXT3 (I am running EXT4 on Ubuntu 16.04). Still, when running sudo netstap -tapn it shows up almost 700 times, ...
1
vote
2answers
81 views

reporting abuse of phishing site (email not monitored)

The following server is phishing our university site: http://webmailadm-unipi-it-src-login-php.mywap.lt/main.php?z=1 Looking into WHOIS database I find a contact email (which coincides with ...
2
votes
1answer
2k views

How do I contact Google to report network abuse? [closed]

My server is being hit with thousands of connection requests per second from 74.125.170.60. I looked the IP address up on ARIN, and it's in a Google address block. You searched for: 74.125.170.60 ...
-1
votes
2answers
479 views

How can I block a geo DNS host?

I am currently operating a free VPN service and lately I've been getting a lot of abuse emails from the Sony Playstation network saying that there is brute forcing coming from my server IPs against ...
12
votes
2answers
3k views

How do I handle abuse reports as an ISP?

I'm setting up a small business that will be providing internet service for a niche market. We'll be offering fully unrestricted and unmonitored (as much as the law allows - and while we'd rather not ...
-3
votes
1answer
340 views

How to prevent an openly recursive DNS server from being abused for DNS amplification [closed]

I have a business need to provide an open and recursive DNS. This DNS has of course been heavily abused by DNS amplification attacks, resulting in 5-10 Mbps sustained outbound load only caused by ...
16
votes
6answers
3k views

Spam emails regarding Domain Abuse Notices

I have received domain abuse notice email from chloe-gray@icann-monitor.org. The mail asks to download a Word Document which I believe contains a virus. Dear Domain Owner, Our system has ...
1
vote
1answer
259 views

Does somebody know a lot of linux debian and abuse warnings? [duplicate]

I received the last week a lot of e-mails from the company where I have a server.. Can somebody please help me to fix this 'abuse'? Using Linux Debian 8 We have detected abuse from the IP address XX....
5
votes
1answer
268 views

Does it make sense to only log 64 bit of IPv6 addresses for abuse purposes?

Say I am operating a public service. Generally, people behave, but every once in a while someone does not, and it is usually good to know who you're receiving that blessing from. Hence, assuming ...
0
votes
0answers
230 views

failed/unauthorized logins attempts via SMTP/IMAP

My server host sent me this message: 80 failed/unauthorized logins attempts via SMTP/IMAP We have detected abuse from the IP address xx.xxx.xx.xx, which according to a whois lookup is on your ...
1
vote
1answer
193 views

Do I have to have the IP address of a server to initiate a DMCA takedown if the server is behind a service like Cloudflare?

We have some content that is, well, "contested". The site that is misusing our content is being hosted by Cloudflare. I'm concerned that I will need to know the IP address of the server hosting the ...
2
votes
0answers
584 views

How do we configure nginx to prevent proxy abuse?

How do we configure nginx to prevent proxy abuse? (note that I have nginx set up as an onion server, which is the reason loopback IP is present in the logs)I found a few GET requests for content that ...
8
votes
1answer
5k views

/usr/bin/host executed by hacked PHP script

Today I noticed unusual high request rate on Apache webserver and also quite high incoming network traffic. Upon checking Apache's mod_status page, I found the offending URLs to be from path www....
3
votes
0answers
82 views

Unauthorized clone of our site, how to have it removed? [closed]

Someone has set up a proxy copy of a site we manage. The site looks completely identical except the URL is of course different (ours as a subdomain), also, most/all link hovertext says javascript:void(...
-7
votes
1answer
174 views

Someone else points his DNS to my webserver [duplicate]

I have a DNS registered at godaddy. The name of my DNS is: www.example.com and it works perfectly. I discovered that www.fake.de is also linking to my web server. The problem with this is that if ...
1
vote
2answers
675 views

Which domain should have 'abuse' or 'postmaster' or “fbl” email accounts?

Consider that I am providing SMTP services for several clients and the sender / SMTP domain is mails.mysmtp.com. When client A is using my email infrastructure, he may use from address (from header) ...
0
votes
2answers
956 views

Prevent abuse of sendmail for spam

In web servers that host many websites there is always the possibility of a hacked site being abused in order to send spam mails with some kind of php mailer bot. In my case sendmail is configured ...
-1
votes
2answers
333 views

How to handle an abuse complaint? [closed]

I have just received an abuse complaint from my hosting service: [2014-04-04 03:30:23 CET] [Timestamp:1396575024] [11717182.634230] Firewall: UDP_IN Blocked IN=eth0 OUT= SRC=My IP DST=128.204....
2
votes
2answers
533 views

Is it worth sending abuse mail?

I have been running my own e-mail server for a while, and I noticed that scanning for open relays has been on the rise during the last days. So I whipped up a little script that parses postfix logs, ...
1
vote
1answer
239 views

Debian 7.2 (wheezy) - Block domain

0 down vote favorite A few days ago I figured out that someone was trying to get access to my mailserver, obviously to send spam emails through. After some research I found out that the sender uses ...
3
votes
2answers
2k views

Someone is abusing my server but how do I stop the abuse? [duplicate]

I am beginner system admin on a bunch of virtualized web servers. Recently we got an e-mail that one of our servers is being used for 'brute force' attacks. The content of the e-mail was similar to ...
6
votes
1answer
11k views

/usr/bin/host being used in HTTP DDoS on Debian? [duplicate]

So I got an abuse complaint for one of my dedicated servers, running Debian 6.0 Sure enough, sometimes, top shows /usr/bin/host using a lot of CPU for no apparent reason, and netstat shows process ...
2
votes
1answer
2k views

How to automatically get abuse email address based on IP address [closed]

Unfortunately I've been the target of a DDoS attack. The attackers are abusing DNS services of others. I'd like to email the owners of these DNS services, but I don't want to manually run 500+ whois ...
0
votes
2answers
286 views

Prevent hotlinking at DNS level

I used my own server to host an example file (an image) when I posted an answer to a question at StackOverflow. Now someone has copied the code I used, including the URL to the file on my server. The ...
2
votes
3answers
716 views

Limiting CPU/IO usage for linux services

I've seen EXIM crash a system when it gets loaded by 10000s of e-mails from a user/script. I was wondering if there was a way to limit it's usage on a system and protect the system or service from ...
0
votes
3answers
134 views

Help locate DNS blockage

It appears that there is something blocking a large number of consumers from getting to www.webs.com. This seems to be caused by a blockage of dns queries ending with webs.com. Can anyone ...
11
votes
5answers
7k views

Should I report hacking attempts?

I am running a small (Windows-based) server. When I check the logs, I see a steady flow of (unsuccesfull) password-guessing hacking attempts. Should I try to report those attempts to the owners of the ...
2
votes
2answers
1k views

How to write a good abuse email?

I work for a service provider, and we've suffered an attack. We've learned from it, but nonetheless it has cost us. The good thing is we have pcap traces of the event, and IP addresses. Now my ...
1
vote
2answers
276 views

spamming domain registrar with multiple host records, same IP

Yesterday, I noticed that a client (who has just enough knowledge of networking to be dangerous) had messed up one of his nameserver records. We'd recently relocated to a different colocation ...
3
votes
2answers
255 views

Detecting login credentials abuse

Greetings. I am the webmaster for a small, growing industrial association. Soon, I will have to implement a restricted, members-only section for the website. The problem is that our organization ...
0
votes
3answers
62 views

Online domain or link filter?

I plan to do a tinyurl like site. The problem is i dont want domains to hide behind me if they are up to no good. An example site is http://www.noob.com/. Firefox+google reports it as a attack site. ...
0
votes
2answers
243 views

Detecting proxy server connections

We are having issues with users using proxy servers and causing trouble on our website. Is there an updated SQL list of proxy servers, indexed by IP, available anywhere so that we can query it and ...
4
votes
6answers
862 views

IP Address Trace

If you wanted to trace an IP address because that IP Address was the source of attacks and abuse, how would you accomplish this? Is there anything one can do to find who is using a given IP address ...
16
votes
9answers
27k views

Relatively easy way to block all traffic from a specific country?

I have a web app that has no users in the Philippines, but is constantly bombarded by spammers, carders testing cards, and other undesirable activity from there. I can see in the logs that they have ...