Xor DDoS

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XOR DDoS is Trojan malware that hijacks Linux systems and uses them to launch DDoS attacks which have reached loads of 150+ Gbps.[1] In order to gain access it launches a brute force attack in order to discover the password to Secure Shell services on Linux.[2] Once Secure Shell credentials are acquired and login is successful, it uses root privileges to run a script that downloads and installs XOR DDoS.[3] It is believed to be of Asian origin based on its targets, which tend to be located in Asia. [4] Several things are noteworthy about XOR DDoS, such as that it is built exclusively for ARM and x86 systems and it appears to have been programmed in C/C++. [5]

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