A crafty Linux malware has evaded detection for years and experts still don’t know what it does | #linux | #linuxsecurity


Security researchers have discovered a crafty piece of malware written for Linux, but finding it after three years in the wild is just “the tip of the iceberg,” they say. Its purpose remains a mystery.

At least it now has an identity. Researchers at Qihoo 360 Netlab (via Bleeping Computer) are calling it RotaJakiro, named after a mashing of its characteristics—it uses rotating encryption keys, and is a two-headed beast of sorts, in that it executes different code for root and non-root accounts.



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