System and backups are compromised

Linode Staff

My system has been hacked, and all of my backups have been compromised too. What do I do?

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If your system has been compromised, by whatever method, it's almost impossible to fully purge a hacker's possible infiltration.

At this point, we recommend rebuilding your system from scratch (using the "Rebuild" link in the Linode's dashboard) or using data you've copied and audited from the compromised system.

Here are some guides to walk you through either process:

Recovering from a System Compromise

Rescue and Rebuild


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