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Hand of a Thief malware targets Linux users' bank accounts

Aug 29, 2013, 15:00 (4 Talkback[s])

This week a new large-scale malware was discovered, and it’s receiving a lot of attention for two reasons. First, it is specifically designed to target victims’ bank accounts. Second, it is specifically designed for the Linux operating system. Selling for $2000 per copy, the “Hand of a Thief” trojan brings into question the security with which Linux users have operated relative to their Windows-using cousins. It is currently the least virus-affected platform, with even fewer pieces of malicious software than Mac OS, but that perception is beginning to shift.

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