New Strain of Linux Malware Could Get Serious

April 27, 2017 Jacob Ansari

A new strain of malware targeting Linux systems, dubbed "Linux/Shishiga," could morph into a dangerous security threat.

Eset on Tuesday disclosed the threat, which represents a new Lua family unrelated to previously seen LuaBot malware.

Linux/Shishiga uses four different protocols -- SSH, Telnet, HTTP and BitTorrent -- and Lua scripts for modularity, wrote Detection Engineer Michal Malik and the Eset research team in an online post.

Read the full article along with my comments on the subject over at technewsworld.com

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Jacob Ansari

Jacob Ansari is a Manager at Schellman. Jacob performs and manages PCI DSS assessments. Additionally, Jacob oversees other Payment Card Industry assessment services, namely PA-DSS and P2PE. Jacob’s career spans fifteen years of information security consulting and assessment services, including network and application security assessments, penetration testing, forensic examinations, security code review, and information security expertise in support of legal matters. Jacob has performed payment card security compliance assessments since the payment card brands operated their own standards prior to the advent of PCI DSS. Jacob speaks regularly to a variety of audiences on matters of information security, incident response, and payment card compliance strategy.

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