[techtalk] been hacked...?

Walt pippin at fred.net
Mon Jan 15 15:08:24 EST 2001

I just traveled to the Philippine Islands for
nearly 3 weeks. (Sidenote: foreign computer
situation in that country is uh... interesting :-)

Upon returning, I was going to check some
of my log files and discovered my entire /var/log
directory was missing. Everything seems to
working fine (except cron which has started
functioning again after I recreated the log folder),
I haven't inspected many config files as yet, but
I've found no files deleted, my web page has not
been changed, no files stored in the ftp directory.

My question is: Is there some other explanation
as to how the entire directory was deleted, other
than that my computer was hacked?



     When we are planning for posterity, we ought to remember that
     virtue is not hereditary.
                                 Thomas Paine

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