Linux.Lady Trojan Turns Linux Servers into Bitcoin Miners


A NEW TROJAN targeting Linux servers has been discovered in the wild, exploiting servers running the Redis NoSQL database to use them for bitcoin mining.

Up to 30,000 Redis servers may be vulnerable, largely because careless systems administrators have put them online without setting a password.

The Linux.Lady malware was discovered by Russian antivirus software vendor Dr Web and is, intriguingly, written using Google’s Go programming language, largely based on open source Go libraries hosted on GitHub. The malware uses a more compact trojan called Linux.Downloader.196…

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