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Do you consider the machine compromised if the attacker has only managed to gain access to a non-privileged account? It isn't clear the bad guys got root access here. It's a genuine question (I'm not a security person).



If you aren't certain that attacker did not managed to gain root access you should assume the worst.

So, power down, boot from a clean medium and do a full check, validating (debsums, tripwire, rdiff with a copy of backup, etc) every configuration and executable file out there. Or, to save time, just wipe everything out and quickly redeploy the services.




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