Linux Trojan Using Hacked IoT Devices to Send Spam Emails

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Botnets, like Mirai, that are capable of infecting Linux-based internet-of-things (IoT) devices are constantly increasing and are mainly designed to conduct Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks, but researchers have discovered that cybercriminals are using botnets for mass spam mailings.

New research conducted by Russian security firm Doctor Web has revealed that a Linux Trojan, dubbed Linux.ProxyM that cybercriminals use to ensure their online anonymity has recently been updated to add mas spam sending capabilities to earn money.

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http://thehackernews.com/2017/09/linux-malware-iot-hacking.html?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

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