New ‘Lightning Framework’ Linux malware installs rootkits, backdoors

A new and previously undetected malware dubbed ‘Lightning Framework’ targets Linux systems and can be used to backdoor infected devices using SSH and deploy multiple types of rootkits.

Described as a “Swiss Army Knife” in a report published today by Intezer, Lightning Framework is a modular malware that also comes with support for plugins.

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Source: Bleeping Computer