Security Alerts & News
by Tymoteusz A. Góral

#1400 Fairware attacks targeting Linux servers
Linux server admins are reporting attacks resulting in the disappearance of the server’s web folder and websites being down indefinitely.

Posts to the forums on the BleepingComputer website corroborate a number of such attacks, most likely intrusions powered by brute-force attacks against SSH, according to one of the victims. In each instance, the web folder is deleted and a read_me file is left behind containing a link to a Pastebin page hosting a ransom note. The note demands two Bitcoin in exchange for the safe return of the files.
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