Linux Version of DinodasRAT Spotted in Cyber Attacks Across Several Countries


A Linux version of DinodasRAT, a multi-platform backdoor, has been discovered by Kaspersky, targeting countries including China, Taiwan, Turkey, and Uzbekistan. The malware, first detected in early October 2023, primarily targets Red Hat-based distributions and Ubuntu Linux, establishing persistence on hosts and enabling various malicious activities including data exfiltration and espionage. It is attributed to China-nexus threat actors and shares similarities with its Windows counterpart, utilizing the Tiny Encryption Algorithm for communication encryption and evading detection measures.

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