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New DDoS attack and tools use Google Maps plugin as proxy

2015/02/25

Help Net Security - (International) PLXsert security researchers discovered that attackers are exploiting a known vulnerability in Joomla's Google Maps plugin by spoofing the sources of requests, causing results to be sent from proxies to their denial of service (DDoS) targets. Researchers identified more than 150,000 potential Joomla reflectors on the internet, many of which remain vulnerable to be used for this type of attack.

Source: http://www.net-security.org/secworld.php?id=18002

Note: This news synopsis is taken from the DHS Daily Open Source Infrastructure Report, a daily [Monday through Friday, except US Federal holidays] summary of open-source published information concerning significant critical infrastructure issues; a 10-day archive of the DOSIR can be found at: http://www.dhs.gov/dhs-daily-open-source-infrastructure-report.


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