Malware Targeting Linux Becoming More Prevalent

Many people think that because of how it handles user permissions, Linux is built to be safer than Windows. That’s starting to change as more and more Linux systems make things easier by recognizing file extensions, so users now depend on the security of every application.

What Happened?

You may already be aware that Linux is a very desirable target. It serves as the host operating system for a large number of application backends and servers and is the driving force behind a broad range of internet of things (IoT) devices.

However, as reported by Csoonline, not enough is being done to safeguard the computers that are using it.

Linux malware has been massively overlooked. Since most of the cloud hosts run Linux, being able to compromise Linux-based platforms allows the attacker to access an enormous amount of resources or to inflict substantial damage through ransomware and wipers.


It’s important to keep an eye out for the following six kinds of Linux attacks:

1. Virtual machine images are the focus of ransomware attacks

Over the last several years, ransomware groups have begun to show interest in Linux systems. There is a wide range of quality among the malware samples,

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