Threat actors have exploited misconfigured Docker containers to deliver cryptomining malware.
“Docker implements virtualization on the operating system (OS) level — also known as containerization,” Trend Micro researchers said in an Oct. 25 blog post. “The Docker APIs, in particular, allow remote users to control Docker images like a local Docker client does. Opening the API port for external access is not recommended, as it can allow hackers to abuse this misconfiguration for malicious activities.”
The attacks weren’t the result of the Docker engine being compromised or problems within Docker’s enterprise platform but instead were the result of misconfiguration set up at the administrator level.
Please register to continue.
Already registered? Log in.
Once you register, you'll receive:
The context and insight you need to stay abreast of the most important developments in cybersecurity. CISO and practitioner perspectives; strategy and tactics; solutions and innovation; policy and regulation.
Unlimited access to nearly 20 years of SC Media industry analysis and news-you-can-use.
SC Media’s essential morning briefing for cybersecurity professionals.
One-click access to our extensive program of virtual events, with convenient calendar reminders and ability to earn CISSP credits.