Linux servers turned into bots by ‘IptabLes’ and ‘IptabLex’ malware

September 4th, 2014|Categories: Blog Posts|Tags: , , , |

A botnet that infects and exploits poorly-maintained Linux servers has been used to launch a spate of large DDoS attacks targeting DNS and other infrastructure, Akamai’s Prolexic division has warned. Dubbed the ‘IptabLes and IptabLex botnet’ the attack target versions of Apache Struts and Tomcat, as well as some running Elasticsearch that have not been [...]