‘Money can grow on AWS’, says Redlock

According to a report from the security intelligence group RedLock, “money can grow on Amazon Web Services (AWS)”.

The company found two companies, Aviva and Gemalto, had their AWS cloud services damaged by hackers who wanted to use the computer power to mine the cryptocurrency, bitcoin, by stealing “pricey space” in corporate cloud storage.

The report stated: “Upon deeper analysis, the team discovered that hackers were executing a bitcoin mining command from one of the Kubernetes containers.

“The instance had effectively been turned into a parasitic bot that was performing nefarious activity over the internet.”

RedLock also discovered other breaches which were unlocked across AWS, Microsoft Azure, and Google Cloud.

Written from press release by Leah Alger