Linux DDoS Bot Found in Amazon Cloud

Threat actors are actively exploiting a vulnerability in an older version of Elasticsearch software in order to add distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) malware in Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) services.

Elasticsearch is an open source search server that can be used to look for various types of documents; its advantages include scalability, almost real-time search and support for multi-latency.

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