GUEST RESEARCH: Today, Radware issued a threat advisory about a for-profit threat group from China called the 8220 Gang. The gang, also known as 8220 Mining Group, has rolled into the New Year targeting public cloud environments and poorly secured applications, using a custom-built crypto miner and IRC bot.
Instaclustr unveils its OpenSearch and OpenSearch DashboardsOpen source as-a-service company Instaclustr’s OpenSearch and OpenSearch Dashboards on the Instaclustr Managed Platform are now available.
A vulnerability in the Oracle WebLogic Server product of Oracle Fusion Middleware is one route through which Linux malware, observed by researchers at Trend Micro to be attacking Huawei Cloud, a relatively new cloud service provider, gain access to systems.
Open source database-as-a-service vendor Instaclustr has hired Apache Software Foundation board member Justin Mclean as its vice-president, Lead Training Services.
A cryptocurrency-mining botnet known as Lemon Duck has been displaying increased activity since the end of August, researchers from Cisco's Talos Intelligence Group say, adding that while defenders would have spotted this activity, it would not have been noticed by end users.
Open source managed service provider Instaclustr has added the Redis database to its lineup.
Researchers at security outfit F5 Labs say they have found Golang-based malware that attacks Linux servers through a variety of methods.
Database maker MongoDB has become the second company to switch licences in a bid to make money, changing its licence from the AGPL version 3 to something called the Server Side Public Licence, in order to prevent companies that use it as a service from not paying, either in code or cash.
Debian GNU/Linux developer Chris Lamb is taking the fight to those pushing the Commons Clause, a non-free licence, by setting up a two-man team to fork modules that add functionality to the in-memory database Redis, after the company that makes Redis put the modules under this licence and started to charge for them. Lamb is the current leader of the project but said he was doing this in a private capacity.
A tech website which profits from the sale of anti-spyware programs has taken a hit again, with ransomware masquerading as a product for which it is an affiliate.
Fake ransomware known as FairWare, which was mistakenly said to be targeting Linux web servers, has been found to be targeting Redis, an open-source in-memory data structure store.
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