Hackers Target Linux Machines with New Memory Loader

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Memory Loader, Linux, cyber-criminal groups, Linux-based containerization technology, fileless malware installation technique, Windows-based systems, TeamTNT, Ezuri, malware

Linux machines are no longer considered a significant hindrance for cyber-criminal groups that are increasingly targeting operating systems. This holds true, especially when workplaces leverage the cloud to deploy Linux-based containerization technology.

Cyber security researchers warn that several cyber-criminal groups are infecting Linux machines through a fileless malware installation technique that until recently was often used against Windows-based systems.

One of the gangs at the forefront of this trend is TeamTNT. According to AT&T Alien Labs, TeamTNT is using the new “Ezuri” downloader to decrypt, install and execute a final malware payload from memory without ever writing to disk.

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