Mystery infestation strikes Linux/Apache Web sites
Posted by: Anonymous
on January 24, 2008 10:41 PM
There are very serious vulnerabilities in older versions of Yahoo Messenger and Quicktime. It seems the worm guy didn't make this for hobby or some 133t show off, there must be some money involved. Yahoo and Quicktime exploits aren't exploited first time and using a web server to try infecting them makes a perfect sense. I don't get how "windows applications targeted" disvalidates the entire security alert. I am sure the criminal purchased the rootkit (yes, like eBay now) can also purchase some previously unknown, huge list of compromised web hosting accounts data.
Malware, professionally coded for money running on Apache/Linux attacking Windows clients isn't news?