The experts have identified attacks aimed at devices running Linux

​Hackers used the Log4Shell vulnerability to install hidden miners

13.12.2021 - 12:20

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What’s new? The experts from Netlab 360 reported a critical vulnerability in Apache Log4j, a Java-based logging library. The attackers used it to install the malware and hidden miners.

Information on the Netlab 360 blog

What is the danger of a critical vulnerability? Log4Shell or LogJam is a Remote Code Execution class vulnerability. If the attackers manage to exploit it on one of the servers, they will be able to execute the arbitrary code and take full control of the system. The hackers took advantage of the situation to launch the Kinsing crypto miners and organize large-scale DDoS attacks. .

What are the experts saying? The Apache Foundation recommends that all developers upgrade the library to version 2.15.0, or if this is not possible, use one of the methods described on the Apache Log4j Security Vulnerabilities page. The experts added:

“At the moment, there have been no instances of exploitation of vulnerabilities by ransomware or APT-groups, however, the fact of the deployment of Cobalt Strike beacons indicates the forthcoming malicious campaigns.”

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Tatiana Darda Tatiana Darda

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