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After rising and falling since 2021, new Linux malware hit record highs at year-end in 2022, growing by 117% over previous levels.

While Linux malware reached never-before-seen numbers in 2022, the total number of new malware developments among other major computing platforms fell.

Linux is regarded as one of the most secure operating systems. But its roller coaster ride of detected incidents since 2021 shows it is not immune to malware.

Malware attacks targeting Linux are not new. What is changing, though, is the focus cybercriminals now place on Linux in business and industry. Linux malware has become increasingly prevalent in recent years as more devices and servers run on Linux operating systems.