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Raw sockets backdoor gives attackers complete control of some Linux servers

Posted by GoSecure    2/16/2018

"Chaos" gives attackers, and follow-on attackers, full control over infected boxes.
In a blog post published Wednesday, Montreal-based GoSecure claimed that a piece of malware dubbed "Chaos" is infecting poorly secured systems by guessing weak passwords protecting secure shell application administrators use to remotely control Unix-based computers. The secure shell, or SSH, accounts being compromised run as root, and this is how the backdoor is able to get such access as well. 

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