BASHLITE malware

Pierluigi Paganini September 27, 2016
150,000 IoT Devices behind the 1Tbps DDoS attack on OVH

The hosting provider OVH continues to face massive DDoS attacks launched by a botnet composed at least of 150000 IoT devices. Last week, the hosting provider OVH faced 1Tbps DDoS attack, likely the largest one ever seen. The OVH founder and CTO Octave Klaba reported the 1Tbps DDoS attack on Twitter sharing an image that lists the […]

Pierluigi Paganini September 11, 2016
LuaBot is the first Linux DDoS botnet written in Lua Language

The researcher MalwareMustDie discovered LuaBot, a trojan completely coded in Lua language that is targeting Linux platforms to recruit them in DDoS botnet. Let’s continue our tour in Linux security, focusing on malicious code specifically designed to target such systems. The popular security researcher MalwareMustDie, who recently reported the new ELF trojan backdoorLinux/Mirai, also discovered a […]

Pierluigi Paganini September 01, 2016
BASHLITE Botnets peaked 1 Million Internet of Thing Devices

A joint research conducted by Level 3 Communications and Flashpoint allowed the identification of a million devices infected by the BASHLITE malware. Do you remember the BASHLITE malware? It was a strain of malware (also known as Lizkebab, Torlus and Gafgyt) detected by experts at Trend Micro shortly after the public disclosure of the ShellShock bug. The BASHLITE malware includes the […]