[CentOS] Linux Australia breached, personal details leaked

Tue Apr 7 22:20:16 UTC 2015
Always Learning <centos at u64.u22.net>

On Tue, 2015-04-07 at 12:28 -0400, m.roth at 5-cent.us wrote:

> “It is the assessment of Linux Australia that the individual utilized a
> currently unknown vulnerability to trigger a remote buffer overflow and
> gain root level access to the server,” Hesketh wrote.
> The attacker installed a remote access tool and then botnet command and
> control software.
> --- end excerpt ---
> <http://www.cio.com/article/2906814/linux-australia-breached-personal-details-leaked.html>

Its stupid and unprofessional to store personal data on a public
accessible server when there is no current public requirement for that

How do these people ever become 'konputar xperts' ?

I would like to know what operating system was used and the method used
to gain access.


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