Go malware is now common, having been adopted by both APTs and e-crime groups


The number of malware strains coded in the Go programming language has seen a sharp increase of around 2,000% over the last few years, since 2017, cybersecurity firm Intezer said in a report published this week.

The company’s findings highlight and confirm a general trend in the malware ecosystem, where malware authors have slowly moved away from C and C++ to Go, a programming language developed and launched by Google in 2007.

While the first Go-based malware was detected in 2012, it took, however, a few years for Golang to catch on with the malware scene.

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Source: ZDNet