Type Prepender
Creator TMZ
Date Discovered 2017
Place of Origin Germany
Source Language Nim
Platform Linux

Linux.Cephei is the very first virus written in Nim. It is an ELF (x86_64) prepender that infects Linux systems only. It is coded by TMZ as a proof of concept and it was released in the source code format.


- Linux/Cephei.A: initial release, simple ELF prepender. Encrypts host with AES during infection and decodes and runs it during execution.


Linux.Cephei source analysis

ESET Virusradar Linux.Cephei

ESET Virusradar Linux.Cephei.A

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