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Spam Botnet Leverages Vulnerable WordPress Sites

By Catalin Cimpanu    3 Nov 2015


Botnet infects machines via Linux binaries and PHP scripts


                                   Spam botnet uses WordPress sites to propagate


Akamai SIRT (Security Intelligence Research Team) has discovered a new spam botnet in the wild, and according to the company's analysis, the botnet, named Torte, infects machines via ELF Linux binaries and PHP scripts placed on the server's filesystem.


Akamai says the botnet is not the largest they've seen, but it is one of the largest in recent years, accounting for 83,000 infections across 2 of 4 infection layers.


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