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New cryptojacking attacks target uncommon AWS instances

September 19, 2023

Via: TechRadar

Cybersecurity researchers from Sysdig recently uncovered a new cryptojacking campaign that targeted uncommon Amazon Web Services (AWS) services.

Cryptojacking is a type of cyberattack in which the threat actor secretly installs a cryptocurrency miner on a target endpoint. While not malicious per se, miners bring profit to their owners, while the victims are left with inflated electricity and data bills, and a virtually unusable device (until the cryptojacker is removed). There are multiple uncommon AWS services, including AWS Amplify, AWS Fargate, and Amazon SageMaker, that were targeted here.

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