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DinodasRAT Backdoor Targeting Linux Machines Worldwide


Chinese Hackers Have Used DinodasRAT Mihir Bagwe (MihirBagwe) • April 1, 2024

Kaspersky spotted a hacking campaign using DinodasRAT active in China, Taiwan, Turkey and Uzbekistan. (Image: Shutterstock)

Hackers are using a new version of a backdoor to target Linux servers and gain and maintain access in what appears to be an espionage campaign, warned researchers from Kaspersky.

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The Russian cybersecurity company said telemetry data shows a previously unknown variant of the DinodasRAT active in China, Taiwan, Turkey and Uzbekistan - likely since 2022 or possibly 2021. Kaspersky first identified the remote access Trojan, also known as XDealer, in October. Cybersecurity firm Eset late last year spotted a Windows variant of the same RAT active in attacks against government agencies in Guyana (see: China-Linked APT Uses New Backdoor for Espionage in Guyana).

Eset with medium confidence attributed the Guyana campaign ...


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