Malicious bot targets MySQL databases with weak passwords

Friday, 28 January 2005, 8:38 AM EST

A malicious bot program is breaking into poorly-secured MySQL databases running on Windows web servers, and appears to have compromised several thousand systems. The malware is using a brute force password attack to gain access to MySQL installations with weak administrative (root) passwords, according to an analysis by the Internet Storm Center.

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