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A new Linux malware dubbed Shikitega leverages a multi-stage infection chain to target endpoints and IoT devices

Researchers from AT&T Alien Labs discovered a new piece of stealthy Linux malware, dubbed Shikitega, that targets endpoints and IoT devices. The malware outstands for its multistage infection chain, threat actors use it to can gain full control of the system and carry out other malicious activities, including cryptocurrency mining.


Shikitega is able to download next-stage payloads from a C2 server and execute them directly in memory, which makes it highly evasive.