View Full Version : linux security flaw

10-02-2015, 01:21 AM
Very possibly relavent to me as my server has been downed for 2 days due to a ddos attack although it is hosted in US

Akamai announced on Tuesday that its Security Intelligence Response Team has discovered a massive Linux-based botnet that's reportedly capable of downing websites under a torrent of DDoS traffic exceeding 150 Gbps. The botnet spreads via a Trojan variant dubbed XOR DDoS. This malware infects Linux systems via embedded devices like network routers then brute forces SSH access. Once the malware has Secure Shell credentials, it secretly downloads and installs the necessary botnet software, then connects the newly-infected computer to the rest of the hive.

Article (http://www.engadget.com/2015/09/29/linux-botnet-hits-with-150-gbps-ddos/)