Breach, Botnet, DDOS

Bot ‘FreakOut’ leverages three critical vulnerabilities to attack Linux systems

January 21, 2021
Oracle Co-Founder Larry Ellison delivers a keynote address at the Oracle OpenWorld conference in 2006. Researchers discovered a new Internet Relay Chat (IRC) bot Tuesday that exploited three vulnerabilities to launch distributed denial of service attacks, cryptomining and other security lapses on Linux systems. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
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