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Rare malware targets routers running Linux

[ 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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