A recent article in Forbes reveals one of the latest cyber security incidents detected by Kaspersky, namely a malware disguised as a legitimate security update. Kaspersky called this attack as “one of the biggest supply-chain incidents ever.”

“The motivations for the malware attack are unclear, but it apparently targeted only 600 specific MAC addresses. Once found, the attack would escalate to install more software to further compromise the system. There doesn’t seem to be a reason that the attackers couldn’t have activated this on every single computer affected.”

In contrast, as the Forbes article underlines, the chances to get such malware on Linux systems is very low.

The faster we embrace Linux, the better!

Laurentiu Vasiliu
Peracton Ltd