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PostPosted: Tue Nov 17, 2015 5:38 pm
 


Full title: Linux Ransomware targeting Servers and Threatening Webmasters to Pay

http://thehackernews.com/2015/11/linux-ransomware.html


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Since past few years, Ransomware has emerged as one of the catastrophic malware programs that lets hacker encrypts all the contents of a victim's hard drive or/and server and demands ransom (typically to be paid in Bitcoin) in exchange for a key to decrypt it.

Until now cyber criminals were targeting computers, smartphones and tablets, but now it appears they are creating ransomware that makes the same impact but for Web Sites – specifically holding files, pages and images of the target website for Ransom.

Dubbed Linux.Encoder.1 by Russian antivirus firm Dr.Web, the new strain of ransomware targets Linux-powered websites and servers by encrypting MySQL, Apache, and home/root folders associated with the target site and asking for 1 Bitcoin (~ $300) to decrypt the files.

The ransomware threat is delivered to the target website through known vulnerabilities in website plugins or third-party software.


Just thought I'd share this out to those who use Linux.


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 17, 2015 6:07 pm
 


Had a similar attacks a couple years ago when I ran a Linux server bank. SQL injections thru a weak Joomla based site and once a PhpBB site.


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 18, 2015 7:03 am
 


There is also an increase on target attacks for people in Accounting. Hackers will break in to a comapany system, and find out who is in the Accounting or Accounts Payable departments and send them an email that looks like it's from the 'Boss' telling them to pay an invoice immediately. It's usually sent on a Friday afternoon.

Accounts usually pays up immediately, not being suspicious of the email.


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 18, 2015 7:46 am
 


http://www.cbc.ca/news/technology/ranso ... -1.3314221


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