Wednesday, October 27, 2021

Attackers Are Exploiting Docker Containers to Drop Crypto-mining Malware

For the past few months, an organized attack campaign is targeting misconfigured open Docker Daemon API ports to spread the Kinsing malware which is designed for crypto mining.

The Kinsing malware is a Linux-based malware that contains a crypto miner that spreads through containers with the purpose of mining the Bitcoin cryptocurrency.

According to Gal Singer, a cybersecurity researcher at Aqua, the number of attacks against Dockers has exceedingly increased since the beginning of 2020. These …

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