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Record month for Linux trojans


Help Net Security - (International) Researchers at Dr. Web identified a record-high number of trojans for the Linux operating system thus far in the month of May, with variants of three separate trojans appearing to be created by the same author. The majority of the trojans are designed to carry out distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks and can infect Linux desktop, server, and ARM distributions.


Note: This news synopsis is taken from the DHS Daily Open Source Infrastructure Report, a daily [Monday through Friday, except US Federal holidays] summary of open-source published information concerning significant critical infrastructure issues; a 10-day archive of the DOSIR can be found at:

Last Updated: 27 May 2016 10:20:17