| ||Ask HN: My VPS got hacked and now I'm facing a massive bill. What can I do?|
110 points by Koekoeksklok on Oct 19, 2014 | hide | past | web | favorite | 77 comments |
|I've got a VPS which I use for small programming projects and college assignments. Two weeks ago I received an e-mail from my provider, stating that "your VPS has been transmitting a lot of outgoing traffic which results in a very large traffic usage bill". In September on my 500 GB data-limit VPS, it had been transmitting 27 TB of data traffic. This resulted in a € 3300 extra charge on my € 15 VPS. I'm expecting a similar bill for this month.|
Of course I immediately shut down my VPS after the notice two weeks ago, but by then it had been using these amounts of traffic for a month and a half.
What are my options here? I can't afford to pay > € 5000 unfortunately. Does anyone have similar experiences?
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