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Rare malware targets routers running Linux

Mar 11, 2011, 00:02 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Kevin Fogarty)

[ Thanks to Amy Bennett for this link. ]

"Trend Micro reports a new bit of malware circulating as an executable that targets routers running operating systems or kernels based on Unix, Linux and other Unix-like embedded operating systems.

"The code arrives as an Executable and Linkable Format (ELF) -- Unix or Linux executable file -- that creates a backdoor into Internet Relay Chat applications. It may also do brute-force attacks to get username/password lists from the routers they infect."

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