Actors Target Huawei Cloud Using Upgraded Linux Malware

Trend Micro researchers have recently noticed another Linux threat evolution that targets relatively new cloud service providers (CSPs) with cryptocurrency-mining malware and cryptojacking attacks. In this article, they discuss a new Linux malware trend in which malicious actors deploy code Read More …

HolesWarm Malware Exploits Unpatched Windows, Linux Servers

By leveraging more than 20 known vulnerabilities in Linux and Windows servers, the HolesWarm cryptominer malware has been able to break into more than 1,000 cloud hosts just since June. The basic cryptominer botnet has been so successful at juggling Read More …

REvil ransomware’s new Linux encryptor targets ESXi virtual machines

The REvil ransomware operation is now using a Linux encryptor that targets and encrypts Vmware ESXi virtual machines. With the enterprise moving to virtual machines for easier backups, device management, and efficient use of resources, ransomware gangs increasingly create their Read More …

DarkSide on Linux: Virtual Machines Targeted

As we discussed in our previous blog, the DarkSide ransomware is targeting organizations in manufacturing, finance, and critical infrastructures in regions such as the United States, France, Belgium, and Canada. The DarkSide ransomware targets both Windows and Linux platforms. We Read More …

Newly-Discovered Vulnerabilities Could Allow for Bypass of Spectre Mitigations in Linux

Two new vulnerabilities have been patched in the Linux kernel which, if exploited, could bypass existing mitigations for the Spectre vulnerabilities. The vulnerabilities were discovered by Piotr Krysiuk, a researcher on Symantec’s Threat Hunter team, who reported them to the Read More …