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Abcbot is a new botnet that has been infecting Linux systems since July, with the purpose of launching distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks. As Linux is the system of choice for 96.3% of the top million servers, and 90% of all cloud infrastructure, the number of potential victims is significant.

Abcbot has joined the growing list of malware written in Golang, and is under active development. As many as six variants have already been found. New features like the ability to self-update, set up a webserver, and even worm-like propagation are quickly being added.

The shell scripts used by Abcbot disable security scanning and even reset user passwords to the Elastic cloud service, in an attempt to make it more difficult to identify and track the botnet on your systems.

The multi-layered detection engines in Acronis Cyber Protect detects and blocks Abcbot and other malware designed for Linux, keeping your systems safe and preventing them from being used maliciously. 

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Acronis is a Swiss company, founded in Singapore. Celebrating two decades of innovation, Acronis has more than 1,800 employees in 45 locations. The Acronis Cyber Protect Cloud solution is available in 26 languages in over 150 countries and is used by 20,000 service providers to protect over 750,000 businesses.

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