How big is “*HUGE*“?

This big:

2020 Set a Record for New Linux Malware Families.

  • Next time your Linux friend…no, not her, the one that tells everyone “By the way I use Arch Linux.” Anyway, the next time your male Linux friend brags about “Linux Security” just show him that chart.

BTW, that chart is a little old, so let’s check out what happened in 2021…

Linux malware sees 35% growth during 2021:

The number of malware infections targeting Linux devices rose by 35% in 2021, most commonly to recruit IoT devices for DDoS (distributed denial of service) attacks.

A trend that continues into 2022

The Crowstrike findings aren’t surprising as they confirm an ongoing trend that emerged in previous years.

For example, an Intezer report analyzing 2020 stats found that Linux malware families increased by 40% in 2020 compared to the previous year.

This programming, and by extension, targeting trend, has already been confirmed in early 2022 cases and is likely to continue unabated.

Linux is ‘n has been a Hacker’s Paradise for decades. Will add this news to the *Linux Security Issues* page.

LINUX IS LIKE A BOX OF CHOCOLATES – you never know what you’re gonna get!