It brings a tear to my eye that after so many years of dragging behind, Linux has finally hit a major milestone and got some real malware! I hope Microsoft is shaking in their boots! People actually bothering to write malware for Ubuntu is a clear indication of Linux's massive penetration into the mainstream! The culprit masqueraded as an innocent waterfall screensaver and was briefly available as a downloadable freeware on gnome-look.org website. The .deb file installed a script that elevated the privileges to perform a DDoS attack and keep itself open for future updates. There is however a very anticlimactic fix that simply involves a single command entry – sudo rm -f /usr/bin/Auto.bash /usr/bin/run.bash /etc/profile.d/gnome.sh index.php run.bash && sudo dpkg -r app5552. What, no antivirus software needed?! Step up you pussies and code me a real Linux virus!