As the most common cloud operating system, Linux is a core part of digital infrastructure and quickly becomes an attacker’s ticket into a multi-cloud environment. Current malware countermeasures mainly focus on addressing Windows-based threats, leaving many public and private cloud deployments vulnerable to attacks targeting Linux-based workloads.
Here are the details on how cybercriminals are using malware to target Linux-based operating systems include:
Ransomware is evolving to target host images used to spin workloads in virtualised environments;
89 per cent of cryptojacking attacks use XMRig-related libraries; and
More than half of Cobalt Strike users may be cybercriminals or use Cobalt Strike illicitly.
Attackers view public and private clouds as high-value targets due to their access to critical infrastructure services and confidential data. Unfortunately, current malware countermeasures mainly focus on addressing Windows-based threats, leaving many public and private cloud deployments vulnerable to attacks on Linux-based operating systems.
Experts analysed the threats to Linux-based operating systems in multi-cloud environments: ransomware, crypto-miners, and remote access tools.
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