July 24, 2024

Experts have found a miner virus under Linux. It fully controls the PC

Experts have found a miner virus for Linux. It completely controls the PC
Miner virus targets Linux

Two cybersecurity analysts have discovered a newhidden virus miner for Linux operating systems. Malicious software not only mines cryptocurrency, but can also do whatever it wants to an infected computer. 

The Skidmap miner virus attacks Linux users 

Two company cybersecurity expertsTrend Micro – Augusto Remilano II and Jakub Urbanec – found the Skidmap miner virus, developed specifically for Linux operating systems. 

According to experts, the danger of the virus lies in the fact that it loads infected kernel modules into the system. This allows the program to hide miningMining
– type of activity for creating new blocksBitcoin block
Is an element of the blockchain chain, a set of records aboutcompleted transactions in the cryptocurrency network. More details in the blockchain chain to ensure the smooth operation of the system. The etymology of the term: from English “mining”, which means “mining”.
More details from Linux security systems. 

Thanks to this, hackers can also gain full control over the user's system, because Skidmap secretly sets a master password, which gives it access to all files on the PC.

  • The company did not say how many Linux users may have been affected by Skidmap 
  • At the end of August, McAfee announced thatI found a miner virus tailored for the iOS operating system. In general, cases of detection of such malware increased by 29% in the 1st quarter of 2019 compared to the last three months of 2018