Shikitega New stealthy malware targeting Linux


A fresh piece of malware has been identified by AT&T Alien Labs that targets Linux-powered endpoints and IoT devices. Shikitega is distributed through a multi-stage infection chain, where each module reacts to a specific payload component before downloading and executing the following one.

In addition to the bitcoin miner that will be started and set to persist, an attacker can take complete control of the system. For maximum control over compromised PCs, the malware downloads and runs the Metasploit “Mettle” meterpreter. Read More…