New cryptojacking worm spreads via Docker software containers



Security researchers at Palo Alto Network Inc.’s Unit 42 have identified the first-ever cryptojacking worm that spreads using Docker software containers.

Dubbed “Graboid,” the worm spread to more than 2,000 unsecured Docker hosts and like other cryptocurrency worms before it, it utilizes the infected hosts to mine for the Monero cryptocurrency. Monero is a favorite cryptocurrency of hackers because it’s anonymous and extremely difficult to track. By contrast, bitcoin can be traced over a public ledger.

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