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    New Roboto botnet emerges targeting Linux servers running Webmin

    Date 22 Nov 2019
    Category Server Security
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    Posted By Brittany Day
    World Map Botnet Ddos Cyber

    A cybercrime group is enslaving Linux servers running vulnerable Webmin apps into a new botnet that security researchers are currently tracking under the name of Roboto. The botnet's main function is the ability to conduct DDoS attacks, a feature it has not used yet. Learn more: 

    The botnet's appearance dates back to this summer and is linked to the disclosure of a major security flaw in a web app installed on more than 215,000 servers -- which is the perfect cannon fodder to build a botnet on top.

    Back in August, the team behind Webmin, a web-based remote management app for Linux systems,disclosed and patched a vulnerabilitythat allowed attackers to run malicious code with root privileges and take over older Webmin versions.

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