New Linux Malware Installs Bitcoin Mining Software on Infected Device

New Linux Malware Installs Bitcoin Mining Software on Infected Device

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Beware of Linux.Lady malware- It Converts Linux-based PCs into Crypto-Currency Miners
Security firms have been on a high alert since the beginning of 2016 because of the plethora of scam campaigns and malware emerging on the face of the Internet every now and then. This report is about another such malicious malware that has been designed to exploit defenseless Redis servers.
According to the Russia-based antivirus software retailer Dr. Web the malware, which has been named Linux.Lady is designed with Google’s Go programming language while the malware particularly targets those Redis servers that have been placed online without any passwords by system admins.
Particularly, this malware affects the misconfigured Redis database servers that haven’t been secured with a password. Reportedly, there are roughly 30,000 such servers operating online at the moment.

Source: https://www.hackread.com/linux-malware-bitcoin-mining-software/
Submitted by: Arnfried Walbrecht

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