Re: How much does it cost an attacker these days to launch a large-scale attack?
Everyone is merrily pointing fingers at Windows. Once never had a Windows machine compromised beyond adware. On the other hand, my Centos box was broken into via SSH (non-standard port) over Christmas.
I was out. Internet was sluggish when I came home. Found the problem and fixed it within a couple of hours. My XBMC user for accessing my movies had a shitty password and shell access. It's an easy thing to overlook.
Fixed now, and fail2ban to go in. Not going anon because I'll live with my mistake and I guess I deserve some ire...