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New SkidMap Linux Malware Variant Targeting Vulnerable Redis Servers

August 7, 2023

Vulnerable Redis services have been targeted by a “new, improved, dangerous” variant of a malware called SkidMap that’s engineered to target a wide range of Linux distributions.

“The malicious nature of this malware is to adapt to the system on which it is executed,” Trustwave security researcher Radoslaw Zdonczyk said in an analysis published last week.

Some of the Linux distribution SkidMap sets its eyes on include Alibaba, Anolis, openEuler, EulerOS, Stream, CentOS, RedHat, and Rocky.

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