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Linux virus named "Evil GNOME!"

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Linux virus named "Evil GNOME!"

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Post by mmikeinsantarosa » Wed Jul 24, 2019 4:58 pm

I was looking for something totally unrelated on youtube and one of them side panels had a video about the worst linux virus ever called EvilGnome.
Here's an article and the aforementioned video. I haven't had a gnome desktop since 2013 but I've always considered my MX pretty safe.
Security researchers have discovered a rare piece of Linux spyware that's currently fully undetected across all major antivirus security software products, and includes rarely seen functionalities with regards to most Linux malware, The Hacker News learned.

Dubbed EvilGnome, the malware has been designed to take desktop screenshots, steal files, capture audio recording from the user's microphone as well as download and execute further second-stage malicious modules.
Anybody else seen this?

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Re: Linux virus named "Evil GNOME!"

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Post by dreamer » Wed Jul 24, 2019 6:01 pm

Pretty remarkable. A good video btw.

Best comment:
Evil Gnome spies on you, listens to your conversations over your microphone and installs a keylogger. So it turns Gnome into Windows 10?
There is no need for a question mark at the end because all these things are confirmed by Windows privacy policy. As a long time Windows user I only rarely boot into it. It's a shame what Microsoft has done. It's like seeing a long time friend getting sick and slowly dying. Expect more Linux users. And more Linux malware.
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Re: Linux virus named "Evil GNOME!"

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Post by handy » Wed Jul 24, 2019 6:27 pm

Red Hat's NSA dev's are probably behind it!
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Re: Linux virus named "Evil GNOME!"

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Post by JayM » Wed Jul 24, 2019 8:45 pm

handy wrote:
Wed Jul 24, 2019 6:27 pm
Red Hat's NSA dev's are probably behind it!
No need to spread false rumors when the original article (that Hacker News summarized in their article) makes it pretty clear that a Russian hacking group is probably behind it. They're probably state-sponsored as well.
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Re: Linux virus named "Evil GNOME!"

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Post by megatotoro » Wed Jul 24, 2019 10:37 pm

Apparently, you need to use the Gnome DE and then go out of your way to download the virus and install it. The comments were pretty funny.

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Re: Linux virus named "Evil GNOME!"

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Post by masterpeace » Thu Jul 25, 2019 12:03 am

Long-Live XFCE

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Re: Linux virus named "Evil GNOME!"

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Post by jackdanielsesq » Thu Jul 25, 2019 3:34 am

Amen ...

MSFT has done absolutely squat since XP - Gates should be ashamed of himself, what he has [not] done
In fact, all the big tech co's are a total disgrace - chasing the same elusive data/blackmail unicorn

Rock-on KDE .... :number1:

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dreamer wrote:
Wed Jul 24, 2019 6:01 pm
Pretty remarkable. A good video btw.

Best comment:
Evil Gnome spies on you, listens to your conversations over your microphone and installs a keylogger. So it turns Gnome into Windows 10?
........ As a long time Windows user I only rarely boot into it. It's a shame what Microsoft has done. It's like seeing a long time friend getting sick and slowly dying. Expect more Linux users. And more Linux malware.

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Re: Linux virus named "Evil GNOME!"

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Post by handy » Thu Jul 25, 2019 7:58 am

JayM wrote:
Wed Jul 24, 2019 8:45 pm
handy wrote:
Wed Jul 24, 2019 6:27 pm
Red Hat's NSA dev's are probably behind it!
No need to spread false rumors when the original article (that Hacker News summarized in their article) makes it pretty clear that a Russian hacking group is probably behind it. They're probably state-sponsored as well.
The Russian group are just a front for the Chinese, who are in fact covering for the North Korean's... (who they fund)
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CPU: i7-4810MQ (Haswell) Speed: 2800/3800 MHz
RAM: 16 GiB 1600 MHz DDR3
GPU-1: i915
GPU-2: NVIDIA GK104M [GeForce GTX 880M] vRAM: 8GB 2500 Mhz DDR5
Storage: TOSHIBA 931.51 GiB. HGST 931.51 GiB. Crucial 223.57 GiB (M.2 SSD)

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Re: Linux virus named "Evil GNOME!"

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Post by manyroads » Thu Jul 25, 2019 9:10 am

handy wrote:
Thu Jul 25, 2019 7:58 am
JayM wrote:
Wed Jul 24, 2019 8:45 pm
handy wrote:
Wed Jul 24, 2019 6:27 pm
Red Hat's NSA dev's are probably behind it!
No need to spread false rumors when the original article (that Hacker News summarized in their article) makes it pretty clear that a Russian hacking group is probably behind it. They're probably state-sponsored as well.
The Russian group are just a front for the Chinese, who are in fact covering for the North Korean's... (who they fund)
[humor?] Whatever happened to "Spectre"??? :eek: [/humor?]
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Re: Linux virus named "Evil GNOME!"

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Post by JayM » Thu Jul 25, 2019 9:11 am

handy wrote:
Thu Jul 25, 2019 7:58 am
JayM wrote:
Wed Jul 24, 2019 8:45 pm
handy wrote:
Wed Jul 24, 2019 6:27 pm
Red Hat's NSA dev's are probably behind it!
No need to spread false rumors when the original article (that Hacker News summarized in their article) makes it pretty clear that a Russian hacking group is probably behind it. They're probably state-sponsored as well.
The Russian group are just a front for the Chinese, who are in fact covering for the North Korean's... (who they fund)
Who are in turn working for the MIB (Men In Black.) Why yes, I've been rewatching some old movies lately. :smile:
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