Recover hacked VPS logs
August 2, 2012 9:30 PM Subscribe
Is there any way to recover data from a VPS that suffered a rm -rf?
posted by kithrater to Computers & Internet (7 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
A kind, anonymous individual decided to solve my memory-storage problems on my virtual machine by way of rm -rf. According to the host, only the /dev and /proc folders remain. Fortunately, I have a server snapshot from the start of the month, so nothing significant will be lost.
However, I would really like to know how this kind, anonymous individual managed to execute the command. Is there any relatively easy way to recover enough data from a virtual machine being hosted by a third party, in order to reconstruct the logs at the time of the attack?