[ale] Linux Ransom-ware

Charles Shapiro hooterpincher at gmail.com
Mon Nov 9 09:34:21 EST 2015

Am I reading this right?  You have to be running Apache as root to be

t’s worth noting that the malware requires the compromised user account on
the Linux system to be an administrator; operating Web servers and Web
services as administrator is generally considered poor security form, and
threats like this one just reinforce why.

On Mon, Nov 9, 2015 at 5:53 AM, Leam Hall <leamhall at gmail.com> wrote:

> On 11/09/15 04:35, DJ-Pfulio wrote:
>> Linux Ransom-ware is out looking for ways to attack and encrypt your
>> systems:
>> https://krebsonsecurity.com/2015/11/ransomware-now-gunning-for-your-web-sites/
>> Good news: They only want 1 bitcoin as payment.
>> Bad news: 1 BC is about US$420 and the unlock process doesn't put
>> everything back exactly like it was.
> Good news; we're all now reminded to back up our files and sites.  :)
> Leam
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