Linux Malware Infects Raspberry Pi Devices And Makes Them Mine Cryptocurrency

An anonymous reader quotes Hot Hardware:
If you’re a Raspberry Pi user who’s never changed the default password of the “pi” user, then heed this warning: change it. A brand new piece of malware has hit the web, called “Linux.MulDrop.14”, and it preys on those who haven’t secured their devices properly… After scanning for RPis with an open (and default) SSH port, the “pi” user is logged into (if the password is left default), and the password is subsequently changed. After that, the malware installs ZMap and sshpass software, and then it configures itself. The ultimate goal of Linux.MulDrop.14 is to make digital money for someone else, namely the author of the malware, using your Raspberry Pi.


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