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Threat Alert: Massive Cryptomining Campaign Abusing GitHub, Docker Hub, Travis CI & Circle CI

Aqua’s Team Nautilus detected an impressive campaign that set out to hijack resources to enable cryptocurrency mining. This operation focused on several SaaS software development environments, including Docker Hub, GitHub, Travis CI, and Circle CI, by abusing their automated build processes.

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Tean TNT attack container analysis

Deep Analysis of TeamTNT Techniques Using Container Images to Attack

This blog was co-authored with Assaf Morag, Lead Security Analyst at Aqua Security

Ever notice how news about hidden malware almost always focuses on remediation AFTER the fact? So did we. Even now, there’s yet another news story about a rash of attacks by a group called TeamTNT. They used a crypto-mining worm to …

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Uncover Malware Payload Executions Automatically with Tracee

We have some exciting news about two new features in Tracee, Aqua’s open source container and system tracing utility. Now, Tracee is much more than just a system call tracer, it’s a powerful tool that can be used to perform forensic investigations and dynamic analysis of binaries – both are incredibly useful when …

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Threat Alert Container Images

Threat Alert: Attacker Building Malicious Images Directly on Your Host

We at Team Nautilus - Aqua’s cyber security research team - discovered a new type of attack against container infrastructure. The attacker exploits a misconfigured Docker API port in order to build and run a malicious container image on the host. As far as we know, this is the first time that an attack in which the …

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DzMLT Threat Alert

Threat Alert: An Attack Against a Docker API Leads To Hidden Cryptominers

Following an attack against a misconfigured Docker API port, the research team at Aqua Security performed an in-depth examination of the Docker Hub account from which the image was pulled. The examination was done by dynamically scanning for hidden threats in the container images hosted in that specific Docker Hub …

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Saltstack-CVE-2020-11651

Mitigating High Severity CVEs Affecting SaltStack on Public Clouds

Two high-severity CVEs in the SaltStack platform were published last week by researchers at F-Secure. These vulnerabilities can enable remote code execution (RCE), which lets attackers remotely execute commands on the Salt leader node. This results in a full compromise of the host and can expose sensitive …

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Container security

Threat Alert: Kinsing Malware Attacks Targeting Container Environments

Lately we’ve been witnessing a rise in the number of attacks that target container environments. 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 …

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Threat Alert: Attack Vector Uses Containers to Methodically Target Cloud Resources

The Aqua Research team has identified a new attack vector that points to an evolution in attacks’ techniques and capabilities. In these attacks, the attackers leverage containers as an entry point to discover and spread to other resources used within cloud accounts. The attackers deployed a clean Ubuntu container, …

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threat alert exploiting open Docker daemons

Threat Alert: Exploiting Open Docker Daemons for DDoS Attacks

Aqua’s research team continuously investigates and analyzes the anatomy of new attacks in the wild. Recently, we identified attacks that exploited misconfigured open Docker daemons, where attackers were actively using this attack vector to hijack environments in order to launch targeted DDoS attacks. Each of the …

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Docker API Honeypots

Threat Alert: Maneuver Docker API for Host Takeover

Docker clients can communicate with the daemon either locally, via a unix socket, or over a network via a TCP socket. Aqua's research team discovered an interesting attack vector running on top of an unsecured Docker socket API. Instead of running a malicious Docker image, the attacker changes the traditional …

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sudo Vulnerability

CVE-2019-14287 sudo Vulnerability Allows Bypass of User Restrictions

A new vulnerability was discovered earlier this week in the sudo package. Sudo is one of the most powerful and commonly used utilities installed on almost every UNIX and Linux-based operating system.

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