Linux Security
    Linux Security
    Linux Security

    'FreakOut' Botnet Targets Unpatched Linux Systems

    Date 21 Jan 2021
    Category Hacks/Cracks
    Posted By Brittany Day
    Freakout Botnet Targets Unpatched Linux Systems Showcase Image 7 A 15814

    Researchers are tracking a new botnet dubbed "FreakOut" that's targeting vulnerabilities in Linux systems. Botnet operators have been mass-scanning for vulnerable Linux devices, and the command-and-control server associated with FreakOut has now targeted several hundred vulnerable devices.

    The goal behind the botnet's attacks, researchers say, is to create an IRC botnet - a collection of machines infected with malware that can be remotely controlled - that then can be used for malicious activities, such as launching distributed denial-of-service attacks or cryptomining (see: Monero Mining Botnet Targets PostgreSQL Database Servers ).

    The FreakOut botnet is targeting Linux-based systems that include the TerraMaster operating system, which manages TerraMaster network-attached storage servers; the Zend framework, designed to build web application services using PHP; and Liferay Portal, a web application platform that enables users to create portals and websites.

    LinuxSecurity Poll

    'Tis the season of giving! How have you given back to the open-source community?

    No answer selected. Please try again.
    Please select either existing option or enter your own, however not both.
    Please select minimum 0 answer(s) and maximum 3 answer(s).
    [{"id":"171","title":"I've contributed to the development of an open-source project.","votes":"22","type":"x","order":"1","pct":34.92,"resources":[]},{"id":"172","title":"I've reviewed open-source code for security bugs.","votes":"13","type":"x","order":"2","pct":20.63,"resources":[]},{"id":"173","title":"I've made a donation to an open-source project.","votes":"28","type":"x","order":"3","pct":44.44,"resources":[]}] ["#ff5b00","#4ac0f2","#b80028","#eef66c","#60bb22","#b96a9a","#62c2cc"] ["rgba(255,91,0,0.7)","rgba(74,192,242,0.7)","rgba(184,0,40,0.7)","rgba(238,246,108,0.7)","rgba(96,187,34,0.7)","rgba(185,106,154,0.7)","rgba(98,194,204,0.7)"] 350

    Please vote first in order to view vote results.


    bottom 200

    Please enable / Bitte aktiviere JavaScript!
    Veuillez activer / Por favor activa el Javascript![ ? ]

    We use cookies to provide and improve our services. By using our site, you consent to our Cookie Policy.