Newly discovered malware is targeting several platforms of high-performance computing and other high profile systems.

ESET named the malware it discovered "Kobalos" after a mythologic, small, Greek trickster creature due to its small code size packing outsized complexity.

Though originally reported to a Linux malware system, the ESET team found Kobalos on a variety of platforms, said Marc-Étienne Léveillé, a senior malware researcher at the vendor.

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