Report: Hundreds of Docker hosts exploited by crypto miners

Hundreds of Docker hosts have vulnerabilities that are being exploited by crypto miners, cybersecurity company Imperva reports. Docker is a computer program that enables developers to perform operating system virtualization. This enables developers to create, deploy, and execute applications more efficiently. According to Imperva, Docker also enables organizations to interact with it through a remote API. However, some organizations have misconfigurations that allow attackers to access host services for phishing campaigns, steal credentials, and install unauthorized software.

Imperva claims that there are over 3,800 Docker hosts with remote APIs publicly exposed. Of these, 400 are particularly vulnerable to phishing attacks. "We found that most of the exposed Docker remote API IPs are running a cryptocurrency miner for a currency called Monero," the firm states.