Amazon’s AWS Computing resources hacked to mine Bitcoin! – Bitcoints


Published on October 13th, 2017 | by bitcoin


Amazon’s AWS Computing resources hacked to mine Bitcoin!

Security intelligence group RedLock has exposed hackers who were using Amazon Web Services (AWS) computing resources to mine bitcoin.
RedLock were alerted to the situation after realizing that a number of administration consoles on AWS, Microsoft Azure, and Google Cloud platforms were not password protected.
As a result, these presented opportunities for hackers to gain easy access.
The report said:
Upon deeper analysis, the team discovered that hackers were executing a bitcoin mining command from one of the Kubernetes containers.
This comes at a time when there is growing concern that nation-state hackers are stealing bitcoin.


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