RE: Scans for SSHd via RIPE netblocks, anyone?

From: Fernando Cardoso (fernando.cardosoat_private)
Date: Mon Oct 22 2001 - 09:50:21 PDT

  • Next message: Sean Kelly: "RE: Scans for SSHd via RIPE netblocks, anyone?"

    Not only from this side of the Atlantic... I've seen a big increase in SSH
    scans in the last couple weeks. Here's my last 4 scans:
    - Philippines ISP (Linux kernel 2.4.x)
    - Chinese Hospital (RedHat 6.2)
    - Swedish web server (down at this time)
    - NY based dns server (RedHat 7.0)
    Compromised hosts? Maybe, but from what I could check, none of the
    responding sites is using SSH except for one which has port 22 filtered.
    Fernando Cardoso - Security Consultant       WhatEverNet Computing, S.A.
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    > Hi folks,
    > 	No great shakes here, but I'm curious to know if anyone else is
    > seeing concerted SSHd scans coming from RIPE netblocks lately.  I've noted
    > a few here and, while I considered them oddities at first, I'm starting to
    > wonder if someone (or something) across the Atlantic doesn't have the
    > much-ballyhoo'd "0day for sale."
    > 	I'm not bored enough to see what they're really up to (yet), so I
    > figured I'd just toss this out for general consideration.
    > 	Oh yeah, the latest scan came from
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