Tor-Based Botnet Malware Targets Linux Systems, Abuses Cloud Management Tools

The rise of threats that target Linux has dispelled the myth that there is no malware that goes after the ubiquitous operating system. As Linux attracts more attention from malicious actors, we have also started seeing threats evolving — abusing services like Ngrok and using functions to hunt and kill other competing malware.

Most of the samples we’ve recently been analyzing implement encoding techniques that are not effective in protecting any content but are effective enough to slow down analysis via complex functions and multiple layers of code — making it difficult to find patterns to decode all layers at once.

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Source: Trend Micro