I Am Suspended for a Brute Force Attack. What’s That?

A brute force attack employs high hardware resource usage to help hackers decode sensitive data, such as passwords and login credentials, that has been encrypted. Hackers utilize programs to guess all possible combinations of characters to find the correct password and illegally log in to the server.

As agreed in our Terms of Service, the user is responsible for any actions performed from or to their server. If your server was compromised due to a brute force attack, we suggest reinstalling your server and creating a stronger password.

It is also strongly advised that you disable the direct SSH login and use an SSH key to access your server instead. Please refer to our guide to learn how to generate and use SSH keys.

For more details regarding this reason for suspension, we suggest reading our Terms of Service.

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