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Security FUD From ESET Against So-called 'Linux'

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  • ESET Research uncovers FontOnLake: Targeted malware attacking Linux in Southeast Asia [Ed: This is not actually a Linux issue or Linux's fault, it's just ESET marketing itself]

    ESET researchers have discovered a previously unknown malware family that utilizes custom and well-designed modules, targeting operating systems running Linux. Modules used by this malware family, which ESET dubbed FontOnLake, are constantly under development and provide remote access to the operators, collect credentials, and serve as a proxy server. The location of the C & C server and the countries from which the samples were uploaded to VirusTotal might indicate that its targets include Southeast Asia.

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ESET is wrong to blame "Linux"

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  • FontOnLake malware strikes Linux systems in targeted attacks

    According to researchers from cybersecurity firm ESET, the malware, named FontOnLake, appears to be well-designed and while under active development already includes remote access options, credential theft features, and is able to initialize proxy servers.

    FontOnLake samples first appeared on VirusTotal in May 2020 but the command-and-control (C2) servers linked to these files are disabled, which the researchers say may be due to the uploads.

FontOnLake: "Sophisticated" malware targets Linux systems

  • FontOnLake: "Sophisticated" malware targets Linux systems [Ed: ESET FUD as marketing]

    Security researchers have uncovered new malware dubbed “FontOnLake” that is being used in a new campaign that targets Linux systems.

    Present since at least May 2020, according to samples uploaded to VirusTotal, the malware stands out for its ability to maintain persistence on the infected system and for the sophistication of its design.

Another one

  • Beware - a brand new malware family is infecting Linux systems | TechRadar

    There’s a new malware family in town - and one that attacks Linux systems by concealing itself in legitimate binaries to deliver several backdoor and rootkits.

    Dubbed FontOnLake, by cybersecurity researchers at ESET, samples of the malware date as far back as May 2020.

    According to the researchers, the malware makes use of several carefully crafted modules that not just collect credentials, but also give remote access to the threat actors.

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