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Cloud Native Threat Report: How Quickly Will You Be Attacked?

The cloud native threat landscape is evolving fast, with 50% of vulnerable targets getting attacked within only one hour. While adversaries are constantly advancing their techniques to craft more sophisticated and targeted attacks, organizations are leaving themselves exposed. Aqua’s 2021 Cloud Native Threat Report

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Supply chain attacks

Supply Chain Attacks and Cloud Native: What You Need to Know

The past couple of years have seen a rise in software supply chain attacks, with the most salient example being the Solarwinds attack. As production environments have gained multiple layers of protection, and much of the attention of security teams, malicious actors have set their sights on “poisoning the well”, …

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MITRE ATT&CK Framework

Mapping Risks and Threats in Kubernetes to the MITRE ATT&CK Framework

In April, MITRE published the ATT&CK matrix for Containers covering adversarial techniques that target container technologies. At Aqua, we were proud to support this effort by sharing our knowledge and helping refine and extend the matrix. As for the risks in Kubernetes, Microsoft created a framework for …

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CSPM Cloud Security Report 2021

Cloud Misconfigurations on the Rise: 2021 Cloud Security Report

Insufficient access restrictions, permissive storage policies, and publicly exposed assets are only a few of the mistakes companies make when configuring their cloud infrastructure. The scale of the problem is mind-blowing, with 90% of organizations being vulnerable to security breaches due to cloud …

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Codecov breach

Codecov Breach: Lessons Learned from the CI Poisoning Attack

A recent security incident disclosed by Codecov has again placed the spotlight on supply chain attacks. Looking at the details of the incident and how the system operated, it’s clear that organizations should make changes to how they use third party services as part of their Continuous Integration (CI) pipelines. …

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JDWP Misconfigurations

JDWP Misconfiguration in Container Images and K8s

Java Debug Wire Protocol (JDWP) is a great way to remotely debug applications during development. However, if enabled when shipped to production, hackers can exploit this mistake by running an arbitrary code that allows initial access or privilege escalation in your production environment. Using Aqua’s Dynamic …

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Monero Threat Alert

Threat Alert: Monero Miners Target Cloud Native Dev Environments

In September 2020, Aqua’s Team Nautilus detected a campaign that targeted the automated build processes of GitHub and Docker Hub. At that time we notified the affected services and they blocked the attack. Now, this campaign has resurfaced with vengeance. In just four days, the attackers set up 92 malicious Docker …

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TeamTNT Campaign Docker images

Threat Alert: TeamTNT Pwn Campaign Against Docker and K8s Environments

Last week, TeamTNT launched a new campaign against Docker and Kubernetes environments. Using a collection of container images that are hosted in Docker Hub, the attackers are targeting misconfigured docker daemons, Kubeflow dashboards, and Weave Scope, exploiting these environments in order to steal cloud …

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CVE-2021-3156 sudo Vulnerability

CVE-2021-3156 sudo Vulnerability Allows Root Privileges

A new severe vulnerability was found in Unix and Linux operating systems that allows an unprivileged user to exploit this vulnerability using sudo, causing a heap overflow to elevate privileges to root without authentication, or even get listed in the sudoers file. In this blog, I’ll go over how this CVE can be …

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Top Five Threat Alert Blogs

Aqua’s Top Five Threat Alerts for 2020

It has certainly been a rough year and just as life constantly evolves, so do cyber threats. So, here are a few blogs by our cyber security research group, Team Nautilus, that got the most attention from cloud native security professionals. These blogs highlight how attackers continue to get more creative over …

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CVE-2020-15275 in containerd-shim API

CVE-2020-15275: New Vulnerability Exploits containerd-shim API

A year of challenges isn’t quite over yet, as a new vulnerability was found in containerd, CVE-2020-15257. When exploited, after providing a connection through the container to the host network, an attacker can gain root privileges on the host. This vulnerability was disclosed by Jeff Dileo of NCC Group, our …

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