The source discovers that multinational corporations do not even have passwords for their admin consoles. Since, hackers are infecting computers to Bitcoin mining.
The reports quotes findings by security firm RedLock, Amazon Web Services suites at both Aviva and Gemalto were the easy victim of hackers.
Similarly, the ongoing Equifax scandal and Deloitte where investigators realized vast accretion of employee and customer. However, the information secured by a classic “admin\admin” password combination. Since, these two giants had failed to get to grips with security.
Additionally, Cloud Platform, AWS, and Microsoft Azure cloud storage also lacked passwords.
Moreover, an open-source app writing aid from Google, Kubernetes served as the site for infection.
“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 a nefarious activity over the Internet”.
Since May, the international community has been on high alert specifically regarding Bitcoin ransomware on WannaCry cyberattack.
Meanwhile, multiple reports have warnings about the proliferation of malicious activities and publishing emails over the past years. However, hackers have a natural advantage along with legacy systems offerings such little defense. Moreover, while RedLock informed about their involvement Aviva and Gemalto have made official responses to attack.