Not just a miner, the malware also sets up a hidden default account with system administrator privileges, to be used for re-infection and further attacks.
Microsoft has released new Spectre mitigations for Windows 10, which include Intel microcode fixes for CPUs running on Windows.
Taking a “dirty deeds done dirt cheap” approach, the kit generates an initial malware payload for social-engineering spam campaigns for just $40 per month.
In an unusual move, Metamorfo abuses legitimate, signed Windows binaries to load the malicious code.
Too often, many IoT device manufacturers are opting to leave out costly security features for their small, low power connected devices.