Linux wiper malware used in South Korean attack

Posted by annamese on Mar 22, 2013 10:02 PM EDT
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South Korea was under a huge cyber attack recently and according to Symantec, the code used in the attack was tucked inside a Windows malware to target Linux computers. This is a very interesting case, according to the security firm. "We do not normally see components that work on multiple operating systems, so it is interesting to discover that the attackers included a component to wipe Linux machines inside a Windows threat," said the company on its blog.

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