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Presentation of ESET researcher Olivier Bilodeau from Virus Bulletin Conference 2015.
Embedded Linux platforms have been increasingly targeted by malware authors over the past few years. The targeted devices, labelled under the umbrella term 'Internet of Things', are generally consumer routers, gateways or modems. They are compromised remotely via brute-forcing of their credentials or being victim of an unpatched vulnerability, such as the infamous Shellshock. Most of these compromises result in the targeted system being assimilated into a botnet.
Read more about Linux/Moose here: http://www.welivesecurity.com/2015/05/26/dissecting-linuxmoose/