RedLock discovered nearly 100 administration consuls with no password protection.
Money may not grow on trees, but apparently, it can grow in Amazon Web Services (AWS).
A report from the security intelligence group RedLock found at least two companies which had their AWS cloud services compromised by hackers who wanted nothing more than to use the computer power to mine the cryptocurrency bitcoin. The hackers ultimately got access to Amazon’s cloud servers after discovering that their administration consoles weren’t password protected.
“Upon deeper analysis, the team discovered that hackers were executing a bitcoin mining command from one of the Kubernetes containers,” reads the RedLock report. Kubernetes is a Google-created, open-source technology that makes it easier to write apps for the cloud.