Posted By: ITWiser Webmaster - Yorkshire's IT Specialists
Posted By: ITWiser Webmaster
Interpol unplugged many Asian command and control networks!
It’s been reported by Interpol that there is a high amount of insecurity in south-east Asian countries, even government operated web servers were infected to function as command and control systems for bot herders. The investigation led by Interpol turned up and shutdown 9,000 Command and control servers across “hundreds” of infected websites. The websites were based in Indonesia, Myanmar, Singapore, Malaysia, Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam.
Interpol has worked with investigators from all the countries listed above, and it also had some assistance from China. The investigators found ransomware operations, DDoS operations and spam distribution. It’s been reported that most of the infections were the result of an unnamed WordPress plug-in exploit.
ITWiser offer a wide range of services and solutions that can help prevent issues like this from affecting you and your business. We offer internal security audits and external security audits, these audits are designed to highlight issues inside and outside your network. For more information on these or on any of our other services please get in touch today.