Linux Systems and IoT Devices Targeted by Weaponized OpenSSH Tool

  • Hackers leverage patched OpenSSH to install cryptomining malware on Linux-based systems and IoT devices.
  • Backdoor script and trojanized OpenSSH binary allow for persistent SSH access, information harvesting, and installation of rootkits to hide malicious actions.
  • Microsoft security researchers recommend secure device configuration, regular updates, limited access privileges, and robust security solutions.
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