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    New Kaiji malware targets IoT devices via SSH brute-force attacks

    Date 07 May 2020
    Category Server Security
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    Posted By Brittany Day
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    Another dangerous strain of malware targeting Linux servers has been identified. Dubbed Kaiji, this variant was developed for the sole purpose of launching DDoS attacks.

    Security researchers say they've discovered yet another strain of malware that was specifically built to infect Linux-based servers and smart Internet of Things (IoT) devices, and then abuse these systems to launch DDoS attacks.

    Named Kaiji, this new malware was spotted last week by a security researcher named MalwareMustDie and the team at Intezer Labs.

    The malware is very different from other IoT malware strains, primarily because it's written in the Go programming language, rather than C or C++, the two languages in which most IoT malware is coded these days.

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