New malware tied to China targets Linux endpoints and servers

March 10, 2021
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)
Jill Aitoro

SC Media Editor in Chief Jill Aitoro has 20 years of experience editing and reporting on technology, business and policy. She also serves as editorial director at SC Media’s parent company, CyberRisk Alliance. Prior to joining CRA, she worked at Sightline Media as editor of Defense News and executive editor of the Business-to-Government Group. She previously worked at Washington Business Journal and Nextgov, covering federal technology, contracting and policy, as well as CMP Media’s VARBusiness and CRN and Penton Media’s iSeries News.

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