An unsophisticated Linux-based botnet dubbed DemonBot is targeting exposed cloud servers using a vulnerability in Hadoop’s resource management tool to infect cloud servers with the botnet malware.
Radware researchers are monitoring the malware which spreads via central servers and targets Hadoop clusters with the intention of performing DDoS attacks powered by the cloud’s infrastructure servers, according to an Oct. 25 blog post.
Radware researchers referred to the malware as DemonBot and said it leverages Hadoop YARN, Yet Another Resource Negotiator, unauthenticated remote command execution in order to infect Hadoop clusters.
Please register to continue.
Already registered? Log in.
Once you register, you'll receive:
The context and insight you need to stay abreast of the most important developments in cybersecurity. CISO and practitioner perspectives; strategy and tactics; solutions and innovation; policy and regulation.
Unlimited access to nearly 20 years of SC Media industry analysis and news-you-can-use.
SC Media’s essential morning briefing for cybersecurity professionals.
One-click access to our extensive program of virtual events, with convenient calendar reminders and ability to earn CISSP credits.