Linux Systems Under Attack By New RedXOR Malware

Researchers have discovered a new backdoor targeting Linux systems, which they link back to the Winnti threat group.

The backdoor is called RedXOR – in part because its network data-encoding scheme is based on the XOR encryption algorithm, and in part because its samples were found on an old release of the Red Hat Enterprise Linux platform. The latter fact provides a clue that RedXOR is utilized in targeted attacks against legacy Linux systems, noted researchers.

The malware has various malicious capabilities, said researchers – from exfiltrating data to tunneling network traffic to another destination.

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Source: ThreatPost