if you have a shell account on one or several pzwart servers, please
login and update your password to a stronger one.
Something like a long sentence with couple punctuation characters is
fine for now.
Last night, a dormant account on a PZI server (ie unused), was
brute-forced (a bot tried many passwords until the right one was found)
and the account was subsequently used to attack another SSH server in
The server owner contacted out national network provider (SURFnet) and
this finally reached us.
This is bad and we're lucky that ICT did not turn off all traffic to the
server (that's the usual policy).
I found the suspicious account and disabled it, but please make sure
your account has a strong password.