Docker Users Targeted with Crypto Malware Via Exposed APIs

    Date 09 Apr 2020
    Category Hacks/Cracks
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    Posted By Brittany Day
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    Have you heard about the attack campaign that is targeting Docker users with cryptocurrency mining malware via exposed APIs?

    Hackers are attempting to compromise Docker servers en masse via exposed APIs in order to spread cryptocurrency mining malware, according to researchers.

    Aqua Security claimed to have tracked the organized campaign for several months, revealing that thousands of attempts to hijack misconfigured Docker Daemon API ports are taking place almost every single day.

    “In this attack, the attackers exploit a misconfigured Docker API port to run an Ubuntu container with the kinsing malicious malware, which in turn runs a cryptominer and then attempts to spread the malware to other containers and hosts,” it explained.

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