AMBERSQUID: Novel Cryptojacking Attack Leverages AWS Services


Cryptojacking is a malicious cyberattack in which an attacker stealthily utilizes a victim’s computer or device to mine cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin or Monero without the victim’s knowledge or agreement.

This usually entails infecting the victim’s PC with malware that mines using the victim’s processing power and resources. 

Security experts at the Sysdig Threat Research Team (TRT) recently uncovered a novel cloud-native cryptojacking attack dubbed “AMBERSQUID” that leverages AWS services.

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