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Hackers target Docker servers to deploy the new Kinsing cryptocurrency miner

April 6, 2020


Cloud security firm Aqua Security uncovered a hacking campaign carried out during the past months, hackers are scanning the Internet for Docker servers running API ports exposed without a password. Then the attackers break into the installs and deploy a new crypto-miner tracked as Kinsing.

“We’ve been tracking an organized attack campaign that targets misconfigured open Docker Daemon API ports. This persistent campaign has been going on for months, with thousands of attempts taking place nearly on a daily basis.” reads the post published by Aqua Security.

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