NEWS First Shellshock botnet attacks Akamai, US DoD networks

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    Wopbot on the rampage.
    Attackers have been quick to exploit the Shellshock Bash command interpreter bug disclosed yesterday by building a botnet that is currently trying to infect other servers, according to a security researcher.
    The "wopbot" botnet is active and scanning the internet for vulnerable systems, including at the United States Department of Defence, chief executive of Italian security consultancy Tiger Security, Emanuele Gentili, told iTnews.
    "We have found a botnet that runs on Linux servers, named “wopbot", that uses the Bash Shellshock bug to auto-infect other servers," Gentili said.


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