A new botnet dubbed Momentum has been found targeting Linux systems running on a variety of different processors and pushing a list of well-known backdoors with the goal of being able to launch DDoS attacks.

Trend Micro reported Momentum has been found launching Mirai, Kaiten and Bashlite variants in a series of attacks that use a multitude of vulnerabilities on routers and web services to download and execute shell scripts.

“The main purpose of this malware is to open a backdoor and accept commands to conduct various types of DoS attacks against a given target,” Trend Micro wrote.

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