Post Xmas Pwnage

Toby Corkindale tjc at
Thu Jan 4 11:23:54 GMT 2007

On Thu, Jan 04, 2007 at 09:13:59AM +0000, Peter Hickman wrote:
> Everyday I run a script that checks various logs to get the ip addresses 
> of people who have tried to hack my system. I usually get 5 - 10 new 
> addresses a day from people trying to brute force my ssh connection. 
> Over the Christmas week I got 2,700 new addresses. I assumed that this 
> was because people were connecting their new PC to the internet and 
> getting owned.
> In the past 24 hours I have just added another 3,300!
> Is it me or is anyone else seeing this?

I can't say I've seen anything like that..
I've only received 1-2 attempts a day on the systems I'm monitoring.


Turning and turning in the widening gyre/The falcon cannot hear the falconer;
Things fall apart, the centre cannot hold/Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world
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