New malware compiled on Red Hat Enterprise Linux uses a network data encoding scheme based on XOR, creates a backdoor in systems that gives an attacker near full control over infected machines. ("Linux password file" by Christiaan Colen is licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0)

Researchers at Intezer found a new piece of malware targeting Linux endpoints and servers.

The malware, which Intezer calls RedXOR because it was compiled on Red Hat Enterprise Linux and uses a network data encoding scheme based on XOR, creates a backdoor in systems that gives an attacker near full control over infected machines. The researchers found two samples of the malware on VirusTotal, uploaded from Taiwan and Indonesia, and believe the campaign is still active.

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