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New DDoS Malware ‘Chaos’ Hits Linux and Windows Devices
Researchers at Black Lotus Labs, security firm Lumen Technologies’ research unit, have identified a novel cross-platform malware. Dubbed Chaos by researchers, this malware has infected numerous Windows and Linux devices, including enterprise servers, FreeBSD boxes, and small office routers.
Lumen’s researchers have dubbed the malware Chaos because this word repeatedly appears in file names, function names, and certificates that the malware uses. The malware is written in Chinese and uses a China-based command and control infrastructure.
The malware was first detected on 16 April after its first control servers cluster went live in the wild. Between June and mid-July, hundreds of unique IP addresses were detected that represented devices infected with Chaos.