Linux malware threats you should know about

Bots, backdoors, trojans and malicious apps - malware attacking Linux systems is rare but when it appears it shouldn't be ignored


Linux doesn't get malware, right? By Windows standards that has historically been true.

But now in one form or another Linux powers much of the web, with the open source OS keeping internet heavy-hitters like Google, Facebook and Wikipedia running. Not only does Linux power servers, but is increasingly crucial to internet of things devices, and the small fact that every Android device on the planet is based on the open source software. All of this makes Linux systems an irresistible target.

While attacks going after Linux desktop environments are relatively rarer compared to their Windows counterparts they're still out there - and shouldn't be ignored. Read on for the nastiest Linux malware out there.