Alert: Russian Hackers Deploying Linux Malware

Akshaya Asokan

An alert from the U.S. National Security Agency and the FBI warns of a recently discovered Russian-deployed malware variant called Drovorub that's designed to target Linux systems, creating a backdoor into targeted networks to exfiltrate data.

Drovorub is being deployed by the Russian-backed hacking group known as "Fancy Bear" or APT28, which is part of the military unit 26165 of the Russian General Staff Main Intelligence Directorate or GRU, according to the alert.

The alert warns that the Russian hackers are likely to...

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