Tag: Linux

All Operating Systems Are Susceptible to This WiFi Attack

With so many consumers relying on mobile devices these days, it is no surprise criminals continue to look for new ways to take advantage. A new exploit recently uncovered by researchers shows how assailants can read WiFi-based traffic between devices. Around 41% of all current Android devices are susceptible to such an exploit. This issue goes well beyond mobile devices, although Linux-based devices are most prone to attack. Major WiFi Exploit Causes …
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Latest Linux Mining Malware Uses Minergate’s Monero Pool

It has been a while since we last saw a new malware threat in the form of a cryptocurrency miner. Do not be mistaken in thinking cybercriminals have given up on the idea, though. A new cryptocurrency mining malware referred to as Linux.BTCMine.26 is actively distributed to Linux computers using default Telnet credentials. Unlike what the name suggests, it does not mine Bitcoin but is more interested in Monero. Additionally, it only …
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The CIA’s Aeris Malware Can Exfiltrate Data From Linux Systems

Not a week goes by without WikiLeaks unveiling some more condemning evidence of the CIA’s malware tools. The latest reveal is Aeris, an automated implement which affects many different distributions of the Linux operating system. This particular tool packs quite a lot of features under the hood in an effort to gather as much intelligence as possible. This is surely not the last tool of its kind we will meet. Aeris Malware …
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Erebus Ransomware Demands 5 BTC Ransom

The Linux operating system is usually safe from most malware attacks. However, a new type of ransomware is shaking things up a bit. Erebus is a Linux ransomware variant which can impact enterprise servers. It is also the malware which affected the South Korean NAYANA hosting provider. Erebus Ransomware Could Be a Massive Threat Most people will recall how a South Korean web hosting service provider was affected by a ransomware …
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