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Linux.Wifatch
TypeNematode
CreatorThe White Team
DateNovember 2014
Programming LanguagePerl
PlatformLinux
Alias(es)Reincarna Zollard
Impact10,000 computers
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Wifatch is a virus on Linux that it infected WiFi routers and patches them, making it a nematode.

Linux.Wifatch has been active since at least November 2014. According to its authors the idea for Linux. Linux.Wifatch was later released on GitLab by its authors on October 5, 2015.

Payload

When the program is run, it will leave a message to the user with recommendations to change passwords and update firmware. It also operates in a manner similar to an Antivirus and updates definitions. Through this, its Peer to Peer network and deletes remnants of malware which remain.