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Stealthy, tricky to remove rootkit targets Linux systems on ARM and x86

Lucian Constantin | Sept. 7, 2016
The Umbreon rootkit runs from user mode but hijacks libc system calls

While many desktop Linux systems receive automatic patches and are generally kept up to date by users, embedded devices like consumer routers and IP-based cameras are rarely updated.

As a result, there are hundreds of thousands of embedded devices out there that are vulnerable to known exploits and are routinely infected with malware. Just last week, Web security firm Sucuri blocked a massive DDoS attack that originated from two botnets, one made up of infected CCTV cameras and one made up of hijacked home routers.

 

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