VestaCP Zero-day exploit

On 07 April 2018, many servers using VestaCP got hacked. Hacker was able to get root acceess on these servers.

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Hacker installed some trojan software known as Chinese Chicken that is used to DDoS other servers.

To see if your server is hacked, check if file /etc/cron.hourly/gcc.sh is present in your server.

You can read more about this DDoS Trojan at

https://blog.avast.com/2015/01/06/linux-ddos-trojan-hiding-itself-with-an-embedded-rootkit/

If you are running VestaCP, stop it until a solution for this exploit is released.

You can find discussion on this exploit on VestaCP form

https://forum.vestacp.com/viewtopic.php?f=10&t=16556

Once server is rooted, it is better to take backup of all your data and restore OS.