Linux Threats: A Black Hat 2022 Hot Topic?

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BlackBerry Threat Research Team

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There are usually a few cyberthreat trends that seem to emerge as important themes at each year’s Black Hat conference. And this year, the increase in Linux threats may be one of them. This may come as unwelcome news to infosec pros who are used to the Linux® operating system (OS) largely flying below the radar of most threat actors, and as a result, rarely becoming a target for infection or attack. But that is changing rapidly, as we learned during our BlackBerry LIVE chat focusing on the increase in threats and threat actors specifically targeting Linux and the critical systems that depend on it. The LinkedIn Video session was a preview of “Stories from the Blindspot: Linux Implants – A Silent, Long-living Threat,” being presented at Black Hat on Aug. 10 & 11 at 1:00 pm, at the BlackBerry Booth, #1232. Watch the video below, hosted by Ismael Valenzuela, BlackBerry vice president for threat research and intelligence. He is joined by Dmitry Bestuzhev, a BlackBerry most distinguished threat researcher, and Ryan Chapman, principal incident response & forensics consultant, as they share new Linux research details, including prevention, response, and risk mitigation.

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