Posts Tagged ‘DNS-flooding’

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Linux-botnet

The Botnet infected Linux-servers which used a vulnerable version of Apache Tomcat, Apache Struts and Elasticsearch.

Experts of Akamai-Prolexic discovered a botnet known as IptabLes and IptabLex. It was used to carry out DDoS-attacks on the DNS-servers and other objects of the network infrastructure. Victims of botnet became misconfigured Linux-servers.

According to experts, in the second quarter of 2014 Prolexic team discovered botnet conducting DDoS-attacks using DNS-flooding and SYN-flooding. The attacks were carried out through compromised servers running a vulnerable version of Apache Struts, Apache Tomcat and Elasticsearch. (more…)