A new dangerous malware is turning Windows and Linux devices into DDoS tools

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Cybersecurity researchers have discovered a new malware strain that infects Windows and Linux endpoints (opens in new tab) of all sizes and uses them for distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks and cryptocurrency mining.

Experts from Lumen’s Black Lotus Labs say the malware is written in Chinese and uses China-based command & control (C2) infrastructure.

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