One of the mischievous strain, the Ramen worm was among the first to infect the cult operating system Linux. Ramen self-propagated over email and targeted web programmers, being among the most likely to have Linux installed. The worm installs a rootkit, giving the attacker priviliged access to the system. It then converts all files designated to code a homepage so that they display the following message alongside an image of the meal famously preferred by the penniless: RameN Crew Hackers looooooooooooooooove noodles.

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