Moderator note: Compromised Windows Server thread

Hello list,

To save us from rehashing what comes up fairly frequently on Incidents, I ask that replies to this thread (and future incident response threads for that matter) focus specifically on details of the incident in question.

Two clashing schools of thought are, "wipe clean and reinstall from known-good sources" and those that oppose this, with the belief that proper disinfection is possible. There are plausible theoretical and practical arguments for both sides (and personally, I am an advocate of the former, which if proper backup/recovery procedures are in place as they should be, the expense incurred is relatively minimal), but these should not be introduced into every new thread. Perhaps if there is enough interest, a thread dedicated to sound incident handling procedures could be started.

For general incident response practices, I recommend the recent thread (Jan 2006), "REVIEW: Incident Reponse", Douglas Schweitzer", which discussed said book and eventually other books and resources as well.



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