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BREAKING – Log4Shell Exploitation Grows as Cybersecurity Firms Scramble to Contain Threat

Cybercriminals are quickly ramping up efforts to exploit the critical flaw found in the widely used Log4j open-source logging tool, targeting everything from cryptomining to data theft to botnets that target Linux systems.

The cybersecurity community is responding with tools for detecting exploitation of the vulnerability, a remote code execution (RCE) flaw dubbed Log4Shell and tracked as CVE-2021-44228. Efforts include a Log4j emergency patch from the Apache Software Foundation (ASF) and a “vaccine” released by Cybereason as a fix for the issue.