- Nov 29, 2011
In the real world, the Shishiga has taken on a more ethereal form. Researchers at ESET have discovered a nasty piece of malware that operates by brute-forcing weak telnet and SSH credentials on the Linux OS in an effort to plant itself on a victim device. Upon first inspection, Linux/Shishiga might appear to be like other LuaBot inspired malware. The difference being that those malware samples target weak Telnet and SSH credentials, while Shishiga leverages the BitTorrent protocol in the same manner as the Mirai style worm called Hajime. This malware was observed last year and seems to be gaining popularity.