IPStorm botnet now attacks Android, macOS and Linux devices

For the first time, Anomali specialists noticed the IPStorm in June 2019, and then it attacked only Windows machines. Now it began to attack devices on Android, macOS and Linux. reviously, the botnet included about 3,000 infected systems, but even then the researchers discovered several strange and interesting features that were unique to IPStorm. For example, the full name of the malware – InterPlanetary Storm – comes from the InterPlanetary File System (IPFS), a P2P protocol that malware used to communicate with infected systems and transmit commands. “In addition, IPStorm was written in the Go language, and although no one is surprised with malware in this language, in 2019 this was not so widespread, which made IPStorm a rather exotic …

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