A sophisticated malware campaign dubbed “HiddenWasp” is targeting Linux systems with the goal of targeted remote control. Some researchers have linked the malware to the Winnti Umbrella cluster of advisaries but attribution is uncertain at the moment.
Unlike other Linux malware, HiddenWasp’s goal isn’t to mine cryptocurrency or launch DDoS activity but instead in targeted attacks for victims who are already under the attackers control or have already been under heavy reconnaissance, according to a May 29 Intezer blog post.
Researchers said the malware has a zero-detection rate in all major anti-virus systems and is still active with evidence that its authors adopted a large amount of code from various publicly available open-source malware, such as Mirai and the Azazel rootkit.
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