Cetus: Cryptojacking Worm Targeting Docker Daemons

Unsecured Docker daemons have been known to security professionals as a major threat since the early days of containers. Unit 42 recently wrote about Graboid, the first-ever Docker cryptojacking worm and unsecured Docker daemons. I conducted additional research by setting up a Docker daemon honeypot in order to examine how things look for an average Docker daemon in the wild and learn if the shift to the cloud caused by COVID-19 increased the prevalence and sophistication of targeted cloud attacks.

This blog will detail the discovery of Cetus, a new and improved Docker cryptojacking worm mining for Monero that was found in a Docker daemon honeypot we created.

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Source: Palo Alto