Massive surge in Linux XorDDoS malware

This came across my threat intelligence feed this morning.

Massive surge in Linux XorDDoS malware activity (


Might it be due to a “SteamDeck effect”? :thinking:

nah, it’s cryptominers related mainly (profit is in there when you have botnet) targeting servers with many CPUs i assume…

Can you do something with it except killing ssh i wonder?

SteamOS has passwordless root with pkexec but no, not yet.

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Good to know

I’m paranoid so every couple days I check for rootkits and viruses not to mention avoiding software from sources I’m not sure I can somewhat trust.

As for the ssh route, folks make sure you secure ssh on your system as best you can. Plenty of guides out there on how.