Trove of infected Elasticsearch nodes uncovered

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Once again, thousands of misconfigured Elasticsearch servers have placed the internet at risk. The vast majority of the poorly secured servers were hosted on Amazon Web Services. Attackers enlisted 4,000 of those servers into a powerful Point-Of-Sale (PoS) botnet. The security firm Kromtech Alliance, which found the unsecured servers, says that they were researching Elasticsearch […]

Suspected botnet author arrested

A 29-year-old man thought to have been involved in the Mirai botnet malware used in a series of devastating attacks during the second half of last year has been arrested. As the BBC reports in Router hacker suspect arrested at Luton Airport, the man was arrested under a European Arrest Warrant at the request of the […]