New Golang malware plays the Linux field in quest for cryptocurrency

    Date 04 Jul 2019
    Category Hacks/Cracks
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    Posted By Brittany Day
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    A new form of malware has been spotted in the wild by cybersecurity companies which say the code's main focus is the fraudulent mining of the Monero (XMR) cryptocurrency.

    Over the past week, various cybersecurity outfits have published reports on the new malware, dubbed Golang, which has already proven itself capable of compromising Linux servers through a variety of propagation methods.

    The spreader malware is based on the open-source Go programming language.

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