I noticed this on an AV vendor’s site, about some Linux-centric (?) ACPI malware. Wish there was more info on it. If you have more details, please leave a Comment on this blog, thanks!
Released Oct 26, 2017
Linux/Acpi.A!tr is classified as a trojan.
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