Cybercrooks Target Docker Containers With Novel Pageview Generator

In a recent and inventive act of cybercrime, hackers are systematically exploiting Docker containers. Utilizing a unique pageview generator called 9hits, these cybercriminals breach unprotected Docker instances and use these containers to run the bot-driven software. In exchange for these automated pageviews, the crooks earn valuable credits that can be directly exchanged for traditional currency. Docker, a widely used open-source platform providing OS-level virtualization, is fundamental for developers and systems administrators everywhere. This exploitation of Docker instances underlines the ongoing cybersecurity vulnerabilities in even the most ubiquitous software platforms.

Published: Thu, 18 Jan 2024 20:17:00 GMT