There's a new malware targeting cryptocurrency enthusiasts and gamblers. It's been going after Windows users, but it now has a Linux variant.
The payload is typically delivered through a phishing e-mail or message that directs to a compromised site.
"SprySOCKS implements the usual backdoor capabilities, including collecting system information, opening an interactive remote shell for controlling compromised systems, listing network connections, and creating a proxy based on the SOCKS protocol for uploading files and other data between the compromised system and the attacker-controlled command server."
Learn more at Ars Technica with Dan Goodin.