Attackers Turn Elasticsearch Databases Into DDoS Bots

A recently detected attack campaign is attempting to ensnare Elasticsearch clusters into a distributed denial of service (DDoS) botnet, Trend Micro reports. 

The multi-stage attacks leverage scripts to ultimately deliver backdoors to the targeted servers and turn them into DDoS bots. 

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