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WEBSITE DEFACED THEN SAVED BY VEEAM KASTEN!!!

Feb 25, 2022

This is a small-scale amateur emulation of a hacker’s website defacing followed by a Kasten restore.

I have created a small static website with Nginx deployed in Kubernetes.

The Geoff Burke Propaganda website is designed to boast a positive image of the individual, hard working and healthy living and to inspire Management to make the right decision at salary review time. A group of malicious hackers gained access to the website and replaced the content with completely false information and quite obviously fake photos. However, Kasten was backing up the Website so in no time at all and before company management had a chance to view, truth and integrity were restored.

Here is my website:

Malicious hackers however replaced the page and photos with this vicious slander:

Luckily, I chose Kasten to backup my website so I was able to quickly restore from backup:

My Policy backups every hour and exports to an Offsite S3 as well allowing me to abide by the 3-2-1 rule of backup.

I will pick the latest backup since the hack took place just now:

If I have any doubts about the local snapshot I can always grab the restore from the exported backup which resides on offsite S3 compatible Minio:

One thing that I love about Kasten is that it displays the CLI command for what you are doing in the UI, a priceless feature for those scripters among us:

Kasten will ask me to confirm if I really want to do this:

In the background let’s see what is taking place… Kasten is doing its magic:
And

And that is it… we are back to normal… now time to study for the CKS security exam and prevent any future hacks!!

 

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