MicrosoftLinux malware is increasing, so Microsoft warns:

Linux malware is increasing, so Microsoft warns:


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Microsoft claims that one strain of Linux malware has seen a significant rise in its incidence over the past six months. 

Redmond’s software company claims that XorDDoS malware use has increased by 254% over the past six months. It can also be used to distribute additional payloads.

Microsoft announced that it had found “XorDdos infected devices first, and then additional malware like the Tsunami backdoor that further deploys XMRig’s coin miner. While we did not observe XorDdos installing and distributing secondary payloads like Tsunami, it is possible the trojan could be used for additional activities.

Obfuscation techniques

XorDDoS, a malware variant that uses XOR encryption to communicate with its C2 server, is known as XorDDoS. It is a malware strain that has been in existence since 2014 and uses XOR-based encryption for communication with its C2 server. It can evade detection using antivirus solutions and other persistence techniques.

Microsoft said that the malware’s evasion abilities included:

  • Obfuscating its activities.
  • Evading rule-based detection mechanisms.
  • Using anti-forensic techniques to break process tree-based analysis.

“We observed in recent campaigns that XorDdos hides malicious activities from analysis by overwriting sensitive files with a null byte. “

The endpoint’s architecture does not matter. However, it is not a determining element. The malware infects ARM devices (IoT gear) and x64 servers.

Crowdstrike reported that the number of malware attacks on the OS had increased more than 35% compared to the prior year.


Aizaz khan
Aizaz khan
Aizaz was the first person to get a byline on his blog on technology from his home in Bannu in 2017. Then, he went on to a career in breaking things professionally at my electric sparks which is where he eventually took over the kit as a hardware editor. Today, as the senior editor of hardware for my electric sparks, he spends time reporting about the most recent developments in the hardware industry and technology. If he's not reporting on hardware or electronics, you'll see him trying to be as remote from the world of technology as possible through camping in the wild.


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