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Old 10th September 2019
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Default Thousands of Linux servers infected with new Lilocked (Lilu) ransomware

From https://www.zdnet.com/article/thousa...lu-ransomware/ :

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Researchers spot new ransomware targeting Linux-based servers

Thousands of web servers have been infected and had their files encrypted by a new strain of ransomware named Lilocked (or Lilu).
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Based on current evidence, the Lilocked ransomware appears to target Linux-based systems only.
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The way the Lilocked gang breaches servers and encrypts their content is currently unknown. A thread on a Russian-speaking forum puts forward the theory that crooks might be targeting systems running outdated Exim (email) software. It also mentions that the ransomware managed to get root access to servers by unknown means.

Servers hit by this ransomware are easy to spot because most of their files are encrypted and sporting a new ".lilocked" file extension
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Argh. Maybe the encryption will be resolve by someone.
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Argh. Maybe the encryption will be resolve by someone.
Highly unlikely. While in a few cases the criminals were sloppy and one could easily obtain the key, in most cases strong cryptography is being used, which makes restoring data impossible with current hardware.

Sysadmins should focus on having reliable backups, keeping their systems patched up and doing everything in their power to make the criminals' lives more difficult.
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Ok! Thanks for the explanation.

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Sysadmins should focus on having reliable backups, keeping their systems patched up and doing everything in their power to make the criminals' lives more difficult.
Yes!
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Maybe if these bitcoin people did not permit criminals to use bitcoin accounts, for this kind of thing it would also help make the criminals' lives more difficult. Seems like bitcoins make life much easier for these crime gangs to operate, and encourage more online crime. Just a thought.
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With first glance at the title I thought the Lilo boot loader got infected.

I remember something similar happened to Windows systems und caused a lot of damage. What was it's name? Wanacrypt?
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I remember something similar happened to Windows systems und caused a lot of damage. What was it's name? Wanacrypt?
Yep, AKA WannaCry. A real scourge, and unfortunately not the first one of its kind nor the last.
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