Got an outbound traffic alert. What to do? Newb.
I'm running a handful of small wordpress sites on my Linode and today I got an alert to say
"Your linode has exceeded the notification threshold (5) for outbound traffic rate by averaging 7.95 Mb/s for the last 2 hours"
I'm assuming this is something I need to worry about?
My network graph shows an outbound spike up to 99.73 mb/sec for what looks like about 15 mins looking at the 24 h dashboard graph. It now appears back to normal.
What steps do I need to take?
I have Linode backups enabled.
I was surprised that several of my WordPress sites were vulnerable.