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Stealthy 'XOR.DDoS' trojan infects Linux systems, installs rootkit

2015/01/07

SC Magazine - (International) Researchers with Avast reported that the recently discovered XOR.DDoS malware has been targeting Linux systems and is using a rootkit to avoid detection. The malware is possibly being used by a small group to build up infrastructure for use in distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks.

Source: http://www.scmagazine.com/malware-targets-linux-and-arm-architecture/article/391497/

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: http://www.dhs.gov/dhs-daily-open-source-infrastructure-report.


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