Linux malware is booming, so stay secure, Microsoft warns

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One particular strain of Linux malware has seen tremendous growth in the last six months, Microsoft says, urging Linux device owners to secure their endpoints.

The Redmond software giant claims XorDDoS malware’s usage in the last six months rose by 254%. While XorDDoS’ primary use case is, as its name would suggest, to build a Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) botnet, it can also be used as a gateway for the distribution of additional payloads.

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