New Golang malware plays the Linux field in quest for cryptocurrency
Palo Alto Networks researchers have discovered a new strain of cryptojacking malware written in the Go programming language. The malware, dubbed Golang, uses the resourcing powers of infected systems in order to mine Monero (XMR) cryptocurrency.
Golang targets Linux servers and is capable of compromising machines in a variety of different ways. Malware written in Go is on the rise. The most prominent examples are Veil, GoBot2, and Hercules.