SecureWorks: Attack Infected 10,000 Websites

SecureWorks discovers protection against massive Website attack infecting 10,000 Linux/Apache servers

Dark Reading Staff, Dark Reading

January 18, 2008

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ATLANTA -- SecureWorks, one of the leading Security-as-a-Service (SaaS) providers in the market, and Senior Security Researcher Don Jackson have discovered a protection for the mass attack being launched against Linux/Apache servers. Previously, researchers had estimated that the attack only affected several hundred websites, however, SecureWorks discovered on Tuesday of this week that it has actually infected approximately 10,000 websites.

This estimate has been derived from the number of alerts SecureWorks analysts have seen on the countermeasures the company put in place to protect its clients from the malware. Most of the sites cited in previous articles are still infected and serving up malicious code. Most of the top antivirus vendors are now detecting the malware being used in these attacks.

Not only are there UK and Indian websites infected but many other English speaking sites are infected as well.

SecureWorks already had countermeasures in place for its clients to protect against the attack and has notified research partners, anti-virus vendors and law enforcement officials of their new research.

SecureWorks Inc.

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