New Linux Malware Framework Lets Attackers Install Rootkit on Targeted Systems


A never-before-seen Linux malware strain that can set up rootkits and has a modular design has earned the moniker “Swiss Army Knife.”

According to a new paper from Intezer researcher Ryan Robinson, “the framework offers both passive and active capabilities for communication with the threat actor, including opening up SSH on an infected machine, and a polymorphic malleable command and control configuration.” Read More…