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Mission Linux: How the Open Source Software Is Now a Lucrative Target for Hackers
With the growth of Linux in cloud environments, critical infrastructure, and even mobile platforms, hackers are increasingly targeting the open source system for higher returns.
Growing at close to 20% year-over-year, the Linux operating system market is expected to touch $22.15 billion in 2029 from a mere $6.27 billion in 2022, according to Fortune Business Insights. However, with growth, comes opportunities, and sometimes these are opportunities for threat actors.
Linux has gained significant popularity and broader adoption in various domains, including servers, cloud infrastructure, Internet of Things (IoT) devices, and mobile platforms.
The increased adoption of DevOps and modern applications is making Linux the platform of choice for servers and hence developers are increasingly developing it.