Shellshock Software Flaw Causes Concern
The National Institutes of Standards and Technology have rated a new software flaw nicknamed Shellshock a ten out of ten threat factor. Back in September, it was announced that Shellshock could affect around 70% of internet connected device, as it could allow hackers to create botnets that could remotely lift data from the public’s smartphones and computers.
A number of patches were released to try and fix the error; however, they have so far been unsuccessful. Akamai, a cloud service specialist, monitored their network and found over 22,000 IP addresses had been attacked. The majority of the attacks went after; online gambling sites, travel agencies, video streaming sites and consumer electronic sites.