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APT Groups Set Sights on Linux Targets: Inside the Trend
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9/14/2020 | 7:49:55 AM
Linux based servers are indeed the latest targets
Great article. As youve rightly observed, containers and vulnerable code in those containers can easily provide access to a malicious actor. If applications in those containers are running with privileged access, the malicious actor can gain access to the container runtime and the underlying cluster as well.

Many CISOs tend to think that the ephemeral nature of containers insulates them from vulnerabilities in the code but nothing could be farther from reality. The vulnerability is like a doorway, it lets the malicious actor no matter when they come visiting. For example, a SQL Injection vulnerability can facilitate dropping of "additional code" or malware on the file system. From a remote attacker's perspective, the code in the container is the very FIRST barrier they need to breach for launching an even bigger assault. So PLEASE protect your applications with high quality application aware continuous runtime security controls.


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