Hacking group ‘8220’ grows cloud botnet to more than 30,000 hosts

A cryptomining gang known as 8220 Gang has been exploiting Linux and cloud app vulnerabilities to grow their botnet to more than 30,000 infected hosts.

The group is a low-skilled, financially-motivated actor that infects AWS, Azure, GCP, Alitun, and QCloud hosts after targeting publicly available systems running vulnerable versions of Docker, Redis, Confluence, and Apache.

Previous attacks from this gang relied on a publicly available exploit to compromise Confluence servers.

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Source: Bleeping Computer