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Suspected Russian Data-Wiping ‘AcidPour’ Malware Targeting Linux x86 Devices
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Suspected Russian Data-Wiping ‘AcidPour’ Malware Targeting Linux x86 Devices

AcidRain, a new data-erasing malware type created especially to target Linux x86 machines, has been found in the wild. As stated in a series of posts on X, Juan Andres Guerrero-Saade of SentinelOne stated that the malware, known as AcidPour, is packaged for Linux x86 machines. "The new variant […] is an ELF binary compiled for x86 (not MIPS) and while it refers to similar devices/strings, it's a largely different codebase," stated Guerrero-Saade. Early in the Russo-Ukrainian conflict, AcidRain was discovered as a result of malware being used against KA-SAT modems manufactured by the American satellite provider Viasat. It is an ELF binary that was created for MIPS architectures and may be used to recursively iterate across popular directories for most Linux distributions read m...