11 09, 2014

Attackers Compromise Vulnerable Web Servers to Power DDoS Assaults

September 11th, 2014|Categories: Blog Posts|Tags: , |

Web servers based on both Linux and Windows are rapidly being targeted by attackers and turned into server-side botnets capable of high-bandwidth denial-of-service attacks, two security firms stated in recently published analyses. On one hand, attackers are targeting unpatched or poorly-maintained Linux systems, exploiting known vulnerabilities and installing bot software to conscript the computers into [...]

4 09, 2014

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 [...]

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