Security researchers from Intezer Labs have uncovered a new malware targeting the Linux ecosystem. Dubbed as ‘HiddenWasp’, creators of this malware deployed it to remotely control infected Linux systems. The malware is also developed from major parts of code used in Mirai and Azazel rootkit. Shockingly, HiddenWasp has a zero-detection rate in all antivirus software under Linux.
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The blog also suggested that better security measures should be allocated for Linux malware since HiddenWasp was undetected in antivirus solutions.
“Linux malware may introduce new challenges for the security community that we have not yet seen in other platforms. The fact that this malware manages to stay under the radar should be a wake-up call for the security industry to allocate greater efforts or resources to detect these threats,” Sanmillan wrote.