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Linux malware: Second screen-grabbing Trojan surfaces in space of a week

Researchers have found Linux malware that appears to target a particular brand of Bitcoin ATM but works “just fine” on Ubuntu. Malware researchers at a Russian security firm have identified a new Trojan for Linux devices that takes screenshots and … Continue reading

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Badly coded ransomware locks away data forever

Coding mistakes in a malicious program that encrypts data mean anyone hit by the Power Worm virus will not be able to recover files, say security experts. Usually viruses known as ransomware decrypt files when victims have paid a substantial … Continue reading

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Wow, another NSA leak: Network security code appears on GitHub

The NSA today revealed it has uploaded source code to GitHub to help IT admins lock down their networks of Linux machines. The open-source software is called the System Integrity Management Platform (SIMP). It is designed to make sure networks … Continue reading

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Activity of BillGates Botnet Targeting Linux Systems Surges

A Trojan designed for distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) functionality and aimed at Linux systems has increased its activity during the month of May, researchers warn. The botnet it creates has been dubbed BillGates by security researchers, initially based on the names … Continue reading

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The Moose is loose: Linux-based worm turns routers into social network bots

A worm that targets cable and DSL modems, home routers, and other embedded computers is turning those devices into a proxy network for launching armies of fraudulent Instagram, Twitter, and Vine accounts as well as fake accounts on other social … Continue reading

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