Hackers use SSH to control connected devices for brute-force attacks

Content delivery network service provider Akamai Technologies released a new report on Wednesday (PDF) stating that hackers are taking advantage of a 12-year-old vulnerability in OpenSSH to gain control of internet-connected devices for mass-scale attack campaigns. The company dubs these attacks as “SSHowDowN Proxy,” which for now seem focused on using video surveillance devices, satellite antenna equipment, network devices, and internet-connected network-attached storage units.

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