Clop ransomware had a rather handy flaw for Linux users to exploit

A relatively obscure ransomware (opens in new tab) variant called Clop may stay that way for a bit longer, after it was discovered to have a Linux version that had a rather embarassing 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.