Chinese malware ”Golang” targeting Windows, Linux machines

Cyber-security researchers have identified a new variant of cryptominer malware from China-based hackers that is targeting both Windows and Linux machines.

Called Golang, the new malware variant is aiming at mining Monero, an open-source cryptocurrency created in 2014, according to US-based cyber security firm Barracuda Networks.

While the volume is still low, researchers have spotted seven IP addresses linked to this new malware variant so far, all based out of China.

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