Skeleton of a site attack

Last week I went to edit a draft post, and found that I couldn’t access the blogging system. The web server returned errors – usually 504 (Gateway Timeout) but there were sometimes 4xx errors. This all runs on a local NAS device just a few metres away from where I was typing. The rest of my network seemed fine. So it seemed unlikely to be a network or service provider problem. I started to investigate. As there is no high-value or personal information stored here, I didn’t initially suspect an attacker. But that’s what it turned out to be. I decided to write up my experience, written to show the skeleton of how a site attack might appear, along with some thoughts on what helped diagnose and repel it.

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This post was last updated on November 15th, 2021 at 09:48 am