F-Secure highlights a linux based malware attack called “Gates” written in C++ has recently been ported to the Windows environment
We have received reports about a Linux malware known as Backdoor.Gates. Both of them use the same names for the main file and the dropped components. For example, the main component is named as “gates” in the Linux version, and “Gates.exe” in the Windows version. The attack tool is called “bill” in the Linux version and “Bill.exe” in the Windows version. The DNS amplification library is “libamplify.so” or “libamplify.dll”, and so on. This was too much of a coincidence, so it turned out pretty quickly that they are actually recompiled ports of the same malware. The malware is written in C++ and the compiled code, by a quick glance, looks quite different, but closer investigation reveals that they must share the some code base.
Analysis showed that this malware has the following features:
1. Collects information on the compromised system, such as OS version, hard disk size etc.
2. Connects to a Command-and-Control server for further information. The server address and port are RSA-encrypted.
3. Can perform a host of different DDoS attacks:
* TCP-SYN flood
* UDP flood
* DNS flood
* ICMP flood
* HTTP flood
* DNS Amplification
John Maxwell shares excellent leadership guidance in following post:
Forty-five years ago, on July 20, 1969, astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin accomplished a feat considered impossible for much of human history. Escaping the gravitational pull of the earth, and soaring beyond its atmosphere, they were the first persons to set foot on the moon. Their successful mission was the crowning achievement of NASA’s space program.
Similar to space explorers, leaders desire to expand the frontiers of their industry, to reach higher levels of influence, and to go beyond what has been previously accomplished. For them, the primary challenge isn’t defying gravity but denying the self. Journeying to significance means going beyond the limitations of self-interest by way of servanthood.
Going Beyond Yourself Means…
1) Seeing Beyond Yourself
2) Growing Beyond Yourself
3) Giving Beyond Yourself
4) Gathering Beyond Yourself
Aside from that, a leader has to offer others a vision that
1) compellingly solves a significant problem
2) expresses a sense of urgency
3) is bigger than any one person
4) is connected to a realistic strategy
5) is infused with passion.
Even so, people won’t stick with the vision unless you stand by them—supporting their needs, empowering them with responsibility, and sharing the credit for success.