Hackers increasingly target shared Web hosting servers for use in mass phishing attacks

Nearly half of phishing attacks seen during the second half of 2012 involved the use of hacked shared hosting servers, APWG report says

By Lucian Constantin, IDG News Service |  Security

In one mass attack campaign dubbed Darkleech, attackers compromised thousands of Apache Web servers and installed SSH backdoors on them. It's not clear how the Darkleech attackers break into these servers in the first place, but vulnerabilities in Plesk, cPanel, Webmin or WordPress have been suggested as possible entry points.

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