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I've been messing around with Empire powershell post exploitation toolkit for a little while now. I've been "infecting" my home PC with a malicious payload and trying to gain persistence/admin access, etc. I have a small debian cloud server functioning as a listener for empire. I noticed I was not receiving any agent connections, despite having persistence on my home PC. I also noticed that the server seemed sluggish. I entered:

netstat -ptuna | grep 443 (port on which the listener is running)

and a random IP address originating in China was connected. I quickly killed the process and rebooted the server. On reboot I had the agents from my home PC repopulating. Was it possible that this IP address was intercepting my home agents? Should I wipe and reinstall my home computer? Should I create a new cloud server?

Thanks in advance for any help.

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    If nothing else, I hope you learned why this was a bad idea in the first place. – multithr3at3d Mar 29 '17 at 23:13

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