Microsoft: This botnet is growing fast and hunting for servers with weak passwords

Microsoft has seen a 254% increase in activity over the past few months from XorDDoS, a roughly eight-year-old network of infected Linux machines that is used for distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks. XorDdos conducts automated password-guessing attacks across thousands of Linux servers to find matching admin credentials used on Secure Shell (SSH) servers.

Link: Microsoft: This botnet is growing fast and hunting for servers with weak passwords
via http://www.zdnet.com

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