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Last night I received an AWS email because of the alarm I had created if my bill exceeds 50$. My month has just started and when I checked the console I saw that 600GB of data was downloaded, as my server was compromised by some vulnerability.

Although I don't have many sites running and I restored from backups, I am more concerned about the money.

I just created a Billing Alarm to check, but it saved me. I was thinking if I didn't know that then, my bill would have been 1000's of dollars.

I want to know if there is any way or steps so that even if my server gets hacked or whatever that my bill does not get high.

I have now created heavy CPU utilization and Max network OUT alarms but is there any other way?

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It would help if you told us what is running on that web server. –  Jan Doggen Sep 5 '13 at 7:49
possible duplicate of If someone downloaded 600GB , can that be a DOS attack –  Jan Doggen Sep 5 '13 at 7:51
This is a question better pointed directly to Amazon. Have you contacted them? –  Ramhound Sep 5 '13 at 11:52
Use the "Billing Alerts" (which you said you used?): aws.amazon.com/about-aws/whats-new/2012/05/10/… –  Guy Sep 6 '13 at 6:46
@JanDoggen this is not at all a duplicate. different subject. and also its the same person asking the question... –  PsychoData Sep 10 '13 at 3:32

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