back to article RansomEXX trojan variant is being deployed against Linux systems, warns Kaspersky

A trojan targeting Linux and deployed by a known ransomware gang has been discovered by Russian antivirus firm Kaspersky. "We recently discovered a new file-encrypting Trojan built as an ELF executable and intended to encrypt data on machines controlled by Linux-based operating systems," said Kaspersky security researcher …

  1. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    First they came for Windows, I didn't care because I'm not a Windoze luser

    Then they came fom Apple, I didn't care because I'm not a fanboi

    Then they came for linux .... oops

  2. FlamingDeath Silver badge

    Do you even IT

    I’m just the Janitor, or so I’ve been told...

    1. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      Re: Do you even IT

      Don't worry, you just need a bigger mop.

    2. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      Re: Do you even IT

      IT comes for everyone eventually!

      1. Arch Angel

        Re: Do you even IT

        hah, is that a AI joke "IT".

  3. sitta_europea

    The one thing that's usually missing from a network of Linux boxes is a Domain Controller.

    For which we can all be eternally grateful.

  4. Arch Angel

    SO Should we not just hack back.

    Historically Linux would be left allone . In that time because 1: not many basic users and 2: most of the Linux users used to know how to hack back.

    However. Affter manny years manny users forgot how to hack. Concider this: if more Linux users learn to hack again, the platform will be less targeted out of fear and faster development. Know how something works and allow your self to be in control. Eventually this will keep the hackers that don't care about open source away. Remember to hack, but hack rightious.

    1. Claptrap314 Silver badge
      Black Helicopters

      Re: SO Should we not just hack back.

      Vigilantism is against the law in most "good" countries. If one were to proceed to "hack back", one would be wise to first wargame the various scenarios wherein ones activities are noticed by various parties.

      Note that the FBI shut down (hard!) the earliest proposals to engage in join hacking back. Seems like they were concerned about whom the hacking back would target...

    2. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      Re: SO Should we not just hack back.

      And spell it "righteously"...Adverbs modify verbs. Adjectives, even wrongly spelled, qualify nouns. Grammar 101.

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