Rahul Kumar & Rupali Dash
In the current era of blockchain technology, mining crypto currency is one of the biggest hit. The talk covers how the attackers use the insecure containers to mine crypto currency and earn million dollar profits. Cryptojacking activity surged to its peak in December 2017, when more than 8 million cryptojacking events were blocked by many intrusion detection companies. While there have seen a slight fall in activity in 2018, it is still at an elevated level, with total cryptojacking events blocked in July 2018 totalling just less than 5 million.
The talk will cover how the mining activities has been done using browsers as well as cloud containers. We will also discuss how the cloud provides like amazon, azure and go are detecting such kind of activities and how minor misconfigurations leads to million dollar currency mining. The talk will also cover how 3rd party security providers like symantec and z-scalar and other intrusion detection system has configured signatures to block such kind of attacks. As well as from a sec-ops prospective what configuration checks should be done to prevent against such kind of attacks as well as detection of attacks. It will also cover some case studies and attack scenarios of mining Monero and the huge financial losses because of this attacks.