Mac Developer: Researchers help shut down spam botnet that enslaved 4,000 Linux machines | Ars Technica
Researchers help shut down spam botnet that enslaved 4,000 Linux machines | Ars TechnicaKnown as Mumblehard, the botnet was the product of highly skilled developers. It used a custom "packer" to conceal the Perl-based source code that made it run, a backdoor that gave attackers persistent access, and a mail daemon that was able to send large volumes of spam.
Who's winning? It's hard to tell.
Labels: security fix, security flaw, social hacking
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