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Attack against Linux Apache servers intensifying

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    Attack against Linux Apache servers intensifying

    A mass attack ongoing for the past month against Linux Apache Web servers has become increasingly successful because its break-in method makes use of an automated password and installation process, according to a security researcher monitoring its progress. Don Jackson, senior security sesearcher at SecureWorks, says the attack, which was first thought to have compromised several hundred Web sites, has hit at least 10,000. He says the attack relies on making use of stolen passwords to Linux Apache servers by automating the installation process to force it to serve up attacks against vulnerabilities on Windows clients.

    No, Linux and Apache aren't "bulletproof". Read the entire article at NetworkWorld.com.
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    1. tripwire45
      The Apache Foundation and Red Hat are still baffled as to how the hackers got root access to so many web servers in order to install their rootkit:
      The rest can be found at Linux.com.

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