A new malware adds Linux devices to a botnet, aiming to launch DDoS and crypto mining attacks.
Researchers warn us of a new malware targeting Linux operating systems. Named FreakOut, it was discovered to have quite a few capabilities, such as port scanning, network sniffing, and information gathering.
“If successfully exploited, each device infected by the FreakOut malware can be used as a remote-controlled attack platform by the threat actors behind the attack, enabling them to target other vulnerable devices to expand their network of infected machines,” experts at Check Point Research note.
FreakOut mainly targets Linux systems with unpatched vulnerabilities. Critical remote execution flaws have been identified, and patches are available for all products, so users are advised to install them.
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