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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

Supermarket Skimming, Loyalty Card Scams, VTech Hack Arrest, and more | TWIC - December 18, 2015

Posted by Lindsey Havens on Dec 18, '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, Malware, PhishLabs, Hacker Tools, The Week in Cybercrime, Hacked, Patch, Breach

Dorkbot Gets Disrupted, Script Kiddies Targeted, Abundance of Patches, and more | TWIC - December 11, 2015

Posted by Lindsey Havens on Dec 11, '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, Malware, PhishLabs, Hacker Tools, The Week in Cybercrime, Hacked, Patch, Breach

Fuel Pump Skimming, Holiday Inbox Scams, Children Gadgets Hacked, and more | TWIC - December 4, 2015

Posted by Lindsey Havens on Dec 4, '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, Hacker Tools, The Week in Cybercrime, Hacked, Breach

Encryption Debates, Holiday Shopping Security, Exploit Kit Increases, and more | TWIC - November 20, 2015

Posted by Lindsey Havens on Nov 20, '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, Exploit, Strategy, The Week in Cybercrime, Hacked, Breach

New Ransonware Techniques, Prison Phone Breach, Christmas Fraud Predictions, and more | TWIC - November 13, 2015

Posted by Lindsey Havens on Nov 13, '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, The Week in Cybercrime, Data Breach, Ransomware, Hacked, Breach

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

High Schooler Hacks, Financial Security Weaknesses/Developments, Dark Web Pricing, and more | TWIC - October 23, 2015

Posted by Lindsey Havens on Oct 23, '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, Malware, Fraud, Exploit, Strategy, Vulnerability, The Week in Cybercrime, Hacked, Patch, Spear Phishing Protection

Stolen Military Information, ATM Fraud Prevention, Dridex Botnet Takedown, and more | TWIC - October 16, 2015

Posted by Lindsey Havens on Oct 16, '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, Malware, Fraud, Exploit, Strategy, Adobe, Hacker Tools, The Week in Cybercrime, Hacked, Patch, Spear Phishing Protection

   

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