Reply to post: Re: mmmm, OVH cheap but shit

OVH pulls gloves off bare metal fighters as it eyes up US cloud vendors

Victor Ludorum

Re: mmmm, OVH cheap but shit

It's not just OVH, I see attacks from Digitalocean, EC2/AWS, .RU and .CN as well. I guess that's the downside of cloud providers with cheap/free products, lots of inexperienced people spin up insecure instances which then get hacked by bots which attack other instances looking for weaknesses. I got hit when someone (with a .CN ip address) got into my machine using a dictionary attack on a non-standard SSH port. I forgot to set up fail2ban... Lessons were learnt!

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