September 6, 2016

Pokemon Rootkit Targets Linux Systems

Trend Micro researchers have discovered a stealthy new rootkit family named after Pokemon character Umbreon which could allow hackers to remotely control targeted devices.

The rootkit has been designed to target Linux systems – including those running Intel and ARM chips – meaning it could be used to access embedded computing devices, wrote senior threat researcher, Fernando Mercês.

It appears to have been written specifically for three platforms – x86, x86-64 and ARM (Raspberry Pi) – and is highly portable, having been written in pure C apart from some additional tools in Python and Bash.

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