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Trojan Turns Raspberry Pi into a Cryptocurrency Mining Device

The Russian security firm Doctor Web has discovered two Trojan programs that target Linux machines. One turns Raspberry Pi machines into a cryptocurrency mining device, and the other runs a proxy server on Linux systems.

The Trojan named Linux.MulDrop.14 targets Raspberry Pi devices, changing the password on the devices it infects, then unpacking and launching a miner, which, in an infinite loop, starts searching for network nodes with an open port 22 to replicate itself.

According to Doctor Web, "The Trojan is a script that contains a compressed and encrypted application designed to mine cryptocurrency."

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