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New ‘Lightning Framework’ Linux Malware Installs Rootkits, Backdoors
A new and previously undetected malware dubbed 'Lightning Framework' targets Linux systems and can be used to backdoor infected devices using SSH and deploy multiple types of rootkits.
Described as a "Swiss Army Knife" in a report published today by Intezer, Lightning Framework is a modular malware that also comes with support for plugins.
"The framework has both passive and active capabilities for communication with the threat actor, including opening up SSH on an infected machine, and a polymorphic malleable command and control configuration," Intezer security researcher Ryan Robinson said.