Yeah, I can't wait to hear how this is spun I to a tale of how great OSS is.
Wait no more!
The article states that the analysts have identified 8,867 infected IP addresses. In April 2014, Netcraft confirmed that there were roughly 958,919,789 sites on the web at that time. Independently of them, W3Techs state that nearly 68% of servers are running some form of Unix, and the vast majority of those can be safely assumed to be running Linux.
So let's say, then, that better than half a billion sites are potentially vulnerable to this exploit, but in practical terms, over the course of years, a mere 8,867 of them actually were infected by this exploit. That means that, uh... carry the 9... somewhere around, oh... 0.0017734% of all vulnerable Linux sites have been compromised by a hitherto unknown and unmitigated active exploit.
Clearly this debacle is indisputable proof that Linux security is a shambolic, shameful charade that needs to be stopped before the world collapses into chaos.