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Clop ransomware had a rather useful flaw that Linux users could exploit

ID theft


Clop, a relatively unknown ransomware variant, may remain so for a while longer after it was discovered to have a Linux version with a rather embarrassing flaw.

The Linux version of the ransomware was first spotted in December 2022 by a SentinelLabs researcher named Antonis Terefos. His analysis determined that the Linux variant is almost identical to the Windows one, but with a few small (albeit crucial) differences.