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Three million servers at risk of hijacking with ransomware due to out-of-date apps

From Computing.co.uk

"More than 3 million servers worldwide are at risk of ransomware due to out-of-date or insecure apps, and inadequate updating and patching practices.

That is the warning from Cisco Systems' Talos security service, which warns that as many as 3.2 million servers could be compromised due to a combination of lackadaisical systems administration and application security flaws.

‘Targeting vulnerabilities in servers to spread ransomware is a new dimension to an already prolific threat,’ the company claimed in a blog posting.

It continued: ‘Due to information provided from our Cisco IR Services Team, stemming from a recent customer engagement, we began looking deeper into the JBoss vectors that were used as the initial point of compromise. Initially, we started scanning the internet for vulnerable machines.

‘This led us to approximately 3.2 million at-risk machines.’”

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NCC Weekly News Update 19 April 2016 

 

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