Security researchers say they’ve discovered yet another strain of malware that was specifically built to infect Linux-based servers and smart Internet of Things (IoT) devices, and then abuse these systems to launch DDoS attacks. Named Kaiji, this new malware was spotted last week by a security researcher named MalwareMustDie and the team at Intezer Labs. The malware is very different from other IoT malware strains, primarily because it’s written in the Go programming language, rather than C or C++, the two languages in which most IoT malware is coded these days. Go malware is rare, not because it’s not efficient, but because there are already so many C or C++ projects freely available on GitHub and hacking forums that make creating an IoT botnet a simple operation.
Source: ZD Net