Intelligent CISO Issue 13 | Page 25

threat updates GLOBAL Alert Logic announced it had discovered a new GoBrut Botnet Variant. GoBrut is malware written in Golang that is utilised to brute force servers running Content Management Systems (CMS) and technologies such as SSH and MySQL. Once infected, the host will join the GoBrut botnet and request work from the C2 (Command and Control) server. After work is received, the infected host will proceed to brute force the targets detailed in the work request sent by the botnet owner. Alert Logic said, as standard procedure, ensuring all services and plugins are fully up to date and patched is a necessity. | Issue 13 25