hacked tagged ftp directory contains undeletable folders
Posted on 2001-07-18
Esoteric question for you.
I have an windows 2000 server box at home which I play around on. It doesn't contain anything of particular value.
I have a ADSL connection and left open the FTP service to Write access. Loads of hackers uploaded tons of stuff (!) games, cracks, hacks etc. Weird - mad or what?
NTFS partition. SP2. Win2K server.
Anyway they have managed to create a couple of folders that I cannot get rid of. Also cannot find any reference to this kind of behaviour anywhere on the net.
The directories have been 'tagged' eg. some are called c:\inetpub\ftproot\ \ . tagged . \ stuff\game.zip
(note the spaces - or undeterminate whitespace)
None of the directory have any attribs or properties in explorer properties.
I cannot rename, delete, move or otherwise alter the top directory called " " or any subdirectories. I am greeted with "Error deleting file or folder: cannot read from the source file or disk" dialogue.
Also highlighting the " ", copy and paste that into a dos box (with quotes) and CD " " gets nowhere too.
Also there is a directory which is at the bottom which simply crashes explorer when it highlighted. It is called aux.beagle.aux and has no spaces around it.
Clearly a reformat will do - but I am really more interested in what tricks they have pulled to create these directories. Any what is more - what is beneath that final directory to which I have no access. ;-)