[Full-Disclosure] I Got Hacked. Now What Do I Do?
adolfohermosin at yahoo.es
Wed May 19 13:11:44 BST 2004
By Jesper M. Johansson, Ph.D., CISSP, MCSE, MCP+I
Security Program Manager
> You can’t clean a compromised system by using some “vulnerability
> remover.” Let’s say you had a system hit by Blaster. A number of
> vendors (including Microsoft) published vulnerability removers for
> Blaster. Can you trust a system that had Blaster after the tool is
> run? I wouldn’t. If the system was vulnerable to Blaster, it was also
> vulnerable to a number of other attacks. Can you guarantee that none
> of those have been run against it? I didn’t think so.
> You can’t trust any data copied from a compromised system. Once an
> attacker gets into a system, all the data on it may be modified. In
> the best-case scenario, copying data off a compromised system and
> putting it on a clean system will give you potentially untrustworthy
> data. In the worst-case scenario, you may actually have copied a back
> door hidden in the data.
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