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Shikitega – A New Ultra-Quiet Linux Malware

Researchers have found a new strain of stealth malware that attacks computers and IoT devices in the Linux system. Just last week, AT&T Alien Labs unveiled Shikitega warning people about its high-level of stealth and sophistication. The malware deployed via a multi-stage infection chain is extremely hard to detect for a standard anti-virus with signature-based detection. In the infected system, Shikitega exploits the vulnerabilities to boost its privileges and delivers its payload little by little and in the final steps launches a cryptocurrency miner.

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Henrietta Ijenebe zooms in on this brand-new Linux malware revealing its capabilities in her article “Shikitega – New Stealthy Malware Targeting Linux…”. She writes,

Shikitega is a brand-new piece of stealthy Linux malware that uses a multi-stage infection chain to infiltrate endpoints and IoT devices…depositing further payloads.

To understand how Shikitega infects and abuses a system, read Ijenebe’s article “Shikitega – New Stealthy Malware Targeting Linux…”. Be on our mailing list to get regular updates on enterprise tech in your inbox.

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Sulagna Saha

Sulagna Saha is a writer at Gestalt IT where she covers all the latest in enterprise IT. She has written widely on miscellaneous topics. On she writes about the hottest technologies in Cloud, AI, Security and sundry.

A writer by day and reader by night, Sulagna can be found busy with a book or browsing through a bookstore in her free time. She also likes cooking fancy things on leisurely weekends. Traveling and movies are other things high on her list of passions. Sulagna works out of the Gestalt IT office in Hudson, Ohio.