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Malware that attack *nix web server s – Mayhem

Security researchers were keeping on working on cyber security issues and everyday it keeps on going. Recently security researchers Andrej Kovalev, Konstantin Ostrashkevich and Evgeny Sidorov employees of Russian based search engine Yandex found a new malware that targets Linux and FreeBSD web server named Mayhem which has the capability to provide malicious activities over the servers and also has the capability to attack the machines with less security and also the servers which were not updated.


PHP script was used to conduct the malicious attack on *nix servers. After installing the infinite loop starts processing and then communicates with Command and control server using HTTP POST to send and receive instructions.  It is also found that the plug-ins were used to control the infected web servers and there are number of plug-ins were used and they are stored in the hidden file system according to the internet resource Virus Bulletin, it is also calculated that there are about 1,400 web servers are infected over the globe mainly USA, Russia, Canada and Germany.