Malware Infecting Docker Containers With Monero Miners

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Juniper Threat Labs has just posted new findings on malware that hunts and infects Docker services: Container malware: Miners go Docker hunting in the cloud. The in-the-wild malware hunts for misconfigured publicly exposed Docker services in the cloud and infects them with containers that run Monero miners.

Mounir Hahad, Head of Juniper Threat Labs at Juniper Networks:

“The advent of microservices has led to us witnessing containers take the cloud by storm. But, this boom in the container-cloud relationship is exposing security issues that are inviting malware into the party as well. Juniper Threat Labs recently discovered an infection in the wild that hunts for misconfigured publicly exposed Docker services in the cloud and infects them with containers that run Monero miners.”

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