New Linux-Focused Malware Targets IoT Devices

New Linux-focused malware, which targets endpoints and IoT devices, uses a sophisticated approach to exploit specific vulnerabilities, install a cyptominer, and allow full remote control, reports Tara Seals.

The Shikitega malware, spotted by researchers at AT&T Alien Labs, uses a series of modules, each of which downloads and executes the next one. Each module also has a specific purpose. For example, Seals says, one module “allows attackers to maximize their control over infected machines with the ability to execute shell code, take over webcams and other functions, and more. Another is responsible for exploiting two Linux vulnerabilities…, and yet another executes the well-known XMRig cryptominer for mining Monero.”

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