New Syslogk Linux rootkit uses magic packets to trigger backdoor


Syslogk, a new Linux rootkit malware that uses specially designed “magic packets” to awaken a dormant backdoor on the system, is being utilised in assaults to mask dangerous activities.

Syslogk can force-load its modules into the Linux kernel (versions 3.x are supported), disguise folders and network activity, and finally load the ‘Rekoobe’ backdoor. Read More…