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Beware – a brand new malware family is infecting Linux systems

11
Oct
2021
Beware – a brand new malware family is infecting Linux systems

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There’s a new malware family in town – and one that attacks Linux systems by concealing itself in legitimate binaries to deliver several backdoor and rootkits.

Dubbed FontOnLake, by cybersecurity researchers at ESET, samples of the malware date as far back as May 2020.

According to the researchers, the malware makes use of several carefully crafted modules that not just collect credentials, but also give remote access to the threat actors.

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