IoT Fuels Growth of Linux Malware

By John P. Mello Jr.

Malware targeting Linux systems is growing, largely due to a proliferation of devices created to connect to the Internet of Things. That is one of the findings in a report WatchGuard Technologies released last week. The report, which analyzes data gathered from more than 26,000 appliances worldwide, found three Linux malware programs in the top 10 for the first quarter of the year, compared with only one during the previous period. “Linux attacks and malware are on the rise,” wrote the coauthors of the report.

From: Linux Insider

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