Sep 192016
 

Catalin Cimpanu reports:

A recent brute-force scan of FTP servers available online via an IPv4 address revealed that 796,578 boxes can be accessed without the need for any credentials.

The perpetrator of this scan is a security researcher that goes by the name of Minxomat, owner of a cyber-security firm that performs these types of scans on a regular basis, but usually in a much more targeted manner and for the purpose of detecting malicious traffic and its sources.

Read more on Softpedia.

Related: GitHub post and researcher’s blog post: Mass-analyzing a chunk of the Internet.

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