DDoS Attack Against Ramnode VPS – RamNull Nullroutes IP

I have a 128MB VPS with RamNode that I use exclusively for storing files. There is no apache, php or html loaded on the VPS.

Yesterday night, I received an ominous email from RamNode:

RamNull, our automated DDoS mitigation system, has detected an attack against your IP 81.4.12x.xx, assigned to “backup”. Your IP will be nullrouted for 5-10 minutes. If the attack continues after this time, your IP will be nullrouted again.

If you do not receive any further notifications and your IP does not respond to pings after 30 minutes, please open a support ticket.

Please DO NOT reply to this automated email. You can open a support ticket in the Client Area if you have any questions.

Thanks,

RamNode

Luckily, as of now, the dreaded “null route” of my IP address appears to have been removed.

What I want to know is why any hacker in his right mind would want to target a VPS like mine. I guess RamNode was/is the target and my VPS was unwittingly caught in the crossfire.

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