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posted by cmn32480 on Friday August 12 2016, @04:12AM   Printer-friendly

Arthur T Knackerbracket has found the following story:

Russian security outfit Dr. Web says it's found new malware for Linux.

The firms[sic] says the “Linux.Lady.1” trojan does the following three things:

  • Collect information about an infected computer and transfer it to the command and control server.
  • Download and launch a cryptocurrency mining utility.
  • Attack other computers of the network in order to install its own copy on them.

The good news is that while the Trojan targets Linux systems, it doesn't rely on a Linux flaw to run. The problem is instead between the ears of those who run Redis without requiring a password for connections. If that's you, know that the trojan will use Redis to make a connection and start downloading the parts of itself that do real damage.

Once it worms its way in the trojan phones home to its command and control server and sends information including the flavour of Linux installed, number of CPUs on the infected machine and the number of running processes. The Register imagines that information means whoever runs the malware can make a decent guess at whether it is worth getting down to some mining, as there's little point working with an ancient CPU that's already maxed out.

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  • (Score: -1, Flamebait) by Anonymous Coward on Friday August 12 2016, @05:35AM

    by Anonymous Coward on Friday August 12 2016, @05:35AM (#386909)

    but then their e-boner over BSD goes soft because BSD then becomes popular.

    so then they try PLAN 9 OS and discover they are masters of the universe after all!

    shit, you mean after all of these YEARS, Plan 9 OS was right in front of our fuckin' noses?

    that is some freaky shit.

    so they continue with PLAN 9 OS and enjoy their perma boners and wet slits and never
    ever have to worry about being uncool again.

    Plan 9, when you need a friend.

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  • (Score: 1, Funny) by Anonymous Coward on Friday August 12 2016, @07:26AM

    by Anonymous Coward on Friday August 12 2016, @07:26AM (#386924)

    Eventually they'll all migrate to HURD. You'll see!!