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Logwatch shows that proftpd was tried to be logged into using root

0.0.0.0 (111.254.68.221[111.254.68.221]) - SECURITY VIOLATION: Root login attempted

I found:

Normally, proftpd does not allow root logins under any circumstance. If a client attempts to login as root, using the correct password, a special security message is logged:

  SECURITY VIOLATION: Root login attempted

It says login as root, using the correct password. How do I find out which password the hacker knows?

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    I'm a bit confused. Reading your question it seems like it answers itself: the hacker knows the root password. – Conor Mancone Sep 17 '20 at 9:44

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