Linux Threat Hunting: ‘Syslogk’ a kernel rootkit found under development in the wild

Avast –  Avast –  Rootkits are dangerous pieces of malware. Once in place, they are usually really hard to detect. Their code is typically more challenging to write than other…

New Sysrv-k Botnet Infecting Windows and Linux Systems with Cryptominer

Microsoft has discovered a new Sysrv botnet variant deploying cryptocurrency miners on Windows and Linux systems. The Microsoft Security Intelligence team posted a series of tweets on their official Twitter handle (@MsftSecIntel)…

Attackers can Exploit Dirty Pipe Linux Vulnerability to Overwrite Data

The vulnerability has been fixed in Linux versions 5.16.11, 5.15.25, and 5.10.102, and patches will be released soon. Researcher Max Kellermann has shared details of a new Linux kernel vulnerability…

Project Zero researchers see promising trends in vulnerability fixes

Written by AJ Vicens Feb 10, 2022 | CYBERSCOOP Big tech vendors generally are remediating serious bugs faster than they were three years ago, according to a new report from…

White House hosts open-source software security summit in light of expansive Log4j flaw

Written by Tim Starks Jan 13, 2022 | CYBERSCOOP Tech giants and federal agencies will meet at the White House on Thursday to discuss open-source software security, a response to…

Multi-platform SysJoker backdoor targeting Windows, macOS & Linux Devices

Linux and macOS samples of SysJoker malware were found to be fully undetected on VirusTotal. The IT security researchers at Israel-based cybersecurity firm Intezer have identified a novel multi-platform backdoor malware…

CronRAT, the New Linux RAT that Keeps a Low Profile

Experts have identified a new Linux RAT (Remote Access Trojan) that was dubbed CronRAT. It stands out through its hiding place, as it can be found in different tasks which…

Linux Malware and Web Skimmer Deployed on E-commerce Servers

It seems that malicious actors are now installing a Linux backdoor on hacked e-commerce infrastructure., that works by having a PHP-coded web skimmer inserted and disguised as a.JPG picture file,…

BotenaGo botnet malware targeting millions of IoT devices

The malware is currently targeting Linux-embedded routers and IoT devices through botnets. The IT security researchers at AT&T Alien Labs have tracked down malware utilizing over 30 different exploits to…

14 security vulnerabilities reported in BusyBox Linux utility

BusyBox is an open-source utility that combines several standard Unix tools such as cp, ls, grep into a single binary or executable file. DevOps firm JFrog and industrial cybersecurity company, Claroty’s researchers…