mbidwell at gmail.com
Mon Feb 27 13:23:01 MST 2012
My random guess is that even though you have turned off automatic
updates, it's still checking for them. Akami is a caching server.
Usually when you go to a well visited site, say, the google front
page, it's downloading it from a Akami server from your local ISP, as
opposed to going to a google datacenter. Likely the same thing could
be happening with your updates, where a portion of the data is coming
from the local(isp) cache server and the other portion coming from the
actual originating sever (Suse/Nvidia). The repo.md.xml looks Yum
related to me. Suse isn't my strong point though. I would run 'ps aux'
and start looking through the processes for suspicious processes.
On Mon, Feb 27, 2012 at 12:43 PM, philburt stortsky
<ppld.phil.stortz at hotmail.com> wrote:
> my machine has clearly been hacked and infected. any help greatly
> appreciated. I have a wireshark capture of my machine trying to access the
> akami ftp site when nothing other than wireshark was running! additionally
> my machine is looking up downloads.suse.org and the download.nvidiacom site
> every several minutes, again without any other activity.
> i'm running open suse 12.1, automatic updates is set to not check for
> updates. packagekitd is also frequently running for no good reason, fairly
> alarming as it suggest someone has been futsing with my system. what logs
> should i look at? transmission is also randomly terminating without any
> notice of crash or any apparent reason further suggesting that someone wants
> bandwidth on my machine, most likely to steal files or run some sort of bot
> trying to attack other sites (as the akami ftp access suggest). the akami
> ftp site is password protected for "anonymous" logins and my machine is
> responding with a password that seems to work specifically "yast at 10.x.x"
> where x is a number i've blanked out for obvious reasons. Scary!
> on further examination of the wireshark capture my machine is entering the
> suse directory at the akami site (188.8.131.52) which is NOT from a dns
> query further suggesting a virus/bot infection since the ip address is
> obviously hard coded! further after it succesfully logs into the akami site
> and changes directory a 951 byte file named "repo.md.xml" is being
> downloaded and then my system is logged out of the akami site. very odd
> any one have any idea wtf is going on? is this a virus/bot or strange
> behaviour somehow normal???
> this install has been running less than 1 month. also experiancing apparent
> high load/delays randomly further suggesting a slow down but the task
> monitors etc. don't show any apps using a lot of cpu time. i'ts a dual core
> athlon running at 3Ghz and usually fairly peppy. also having dropouts in
> audio playing movies that go away later when playing the same file and have
> not occured before on at least 2 different players (vlc and caffeine, vlc
> has it's own codecs so it's not a codec issue).
> I have forwarded the wireshark capture to akami security of course.
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