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As expected, Shellshock is being used for phishing attacks

Posted by Stacy Shelley on Oct 17, '14

Via Lancope, a botnet built by exploiting the Shellshock vulnerability is being used for phishing attacks:

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Topics: Phishing, Vishing, Shellshock

Shellshock, Unpatchable USB Malware, iOS virus and more | TWIC - October 3, 2014

Posted by Lindsey Havens on Oct 3, '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, Shellshock

Mitigating the Impact of Shellshock on Financial Institutions


With the recent discovery of the Shellshock bug, many banking institutions are left wondering what the implications are to the financial industry and how to begin to secure systems. In this post, we've addressed common questions and mitigation tactics for banking entities to reduce the risk of exploitation through the Shellshock bug vulnerability. 

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Topics: Threat Analysis, Shellshock

Shellshock Bug, POS Breach, Hackers Target Medical and more | TWIC - September 26, 2014

Posted by Lindsey Havens on Sep 26, '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, Data Breach, POS Attacks, Shellshock

Bash “Shellshock” Bug Rivals Heartbleed in Cyber Threat Severity


The recently discovered bug, Shellshock, also known as the “bash bug” was made public on September 24, 2014, causing widespread anxiety as bug patches failed to remediate all vulnerabilities. The bug is found in Bash – an almost ubiquitous system software used in millions of computers, Linux-based machines and even Mac computers. Essentially, the vulnerability allows for remote execution of arbitrary commands on web servers and computers with no authentication required.

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Topics: Threat Intelligence, Shellshock

   

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