Hackers already exploiting Shellshock flaw

By Sam Jones, Defence and Security Editor

Barely 24 hours after US cyber security officials alerted organisations to its existence, hackers have begun to weaponise the Shellshock loophole in computer systems around the world in damaging online attacks.

Leading cyber security companies contacted by the Financial Times warned that their sensors were already detecting intrusions by malware designed to exploit the Shellshock flaw.

Western spymasters, including the US National Security Agency and Britain’s GCHQ have issued urgent alerts to businesses and government organisations advising them to shore up their defences as quickly as possible.

Copyright: The Financial Times Limited 2014.

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