Linux worm Darlloz targets Intel architecture to mine digital currency
Posted on: 03/21/2014 09:30 AM

A new variant of the Darlloz worm focuses on manipulating home systems to mine for digital currency beyond Bitcoin.

Linux worm Darlloz targets Intel architecture to mine digital currency


From ZDNet:
A Linux worm variant found in the wild targets routers, set-top boxes, and now PCs in order to mine for cryptocurrency.

According to research firm Symantec, a new Internet of Things (IoT) worm was discovered last November. Dubbed Linux.Darlloz, the worm targets computers running Intel x86 architectures, as well as devices running the ARM, MIPS and PowerPC architectures, such as routers and set-top boxes.

Preloaded with usernames and passwords in order to crack into such systems, a new variation has now been found, which continuously updates and is now making money through the mining of cryptocurrency.



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