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Backdoor found in popular Linux distro

Posted by R.A.I.D. on Feb 23, '16

The Kaiten bot was distributed in some Linux Mint ISO downloads. Here are the IOCs.

According to reports from the Linux Mint Blog, hackers created a backdoored version of the Linux Mint distribution's ISO files and then compromised the Linux Mint website to change the download links to point the hacked versions hosted in Bulgaria.

The "Mint Team," maintainers of the distro and operators of the hacked web site, say that the links were only active on February 20th, 2016.  These were listed under download "mirror" sites; direct HTTP downloads from Mint Team servers and torrents were not affected.  Only backdoored versions of the "Cinnamon" edition were identified, not the "MATE" or "Xfce" editions, which use different default desktop environments.

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Topics: DDoS, Botnet, Hacked

New Phish Kit Techniques, E-Commerce Scam Potential, Financial Extortion Increase, and more | TWIC - November 6, 2015

Posted by Lindsey Havens on Nov 6, '15

Each week, the PhishLabs team posts The Week in Cybercrime (TWIC) to recap noteworthy cybercrime articles and reports (open source).

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Topics: Phishing, PhishLabs, Exploit, Strategy, Phish Kit, The Week in Cybercrime, Data Breach, Botnet, Hacked, BEC, Breach

Camera DDoS Attacks, New BEC Strategies, TalkTalk Hack Arrests, and more | TWIC - October 30, 2015

Posted by Lindsey Havens on Oct 30, '15

Each week, the PhishLabs team posts The Week in Cybercrime (TWIC) to recap noteworthy cybercrime articles and reports (open source).

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Topics: Phishing, PhishLabs, DDoS, Fraud, Exploit, Strategy, The Week in Cybercrime, Data Breach, Botnet, Hacked, Spear Phishing Protection, Breach

Dyre Banking Trojan, Tyupkin ATM Malware, iWorm Botnet and more | TWIC - October 10, 2014

Posted by Lindsey Havens on Oct 10, '14

Each week, the PhishLabs team posts The Week in Cybercrime (TWIC) to recap noteworthy cybercrime articles and reports (open source).

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Topics: Malware, The Week in Cybercrime, Dyre Banking Trojan, Botnet

   

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