Exposed Docker APIs Under Attack in ‘Commando Cat’ Cryptojacking Campaign

A highly skilled cryptojacking effort known as Commando Cat is targeting exposed Docker API endpoints on the internet.

In a recent analysis released today, Cado security experts Nate Bill and Matt Muir stated, “The campaign deploys a benign container generated using the Commando project.” “The attacker escapes this container and runs multiple payloads on the Docker host.”

This is the second campaign of its kind that has been found in as many months; it is thought to have been underway since the beginning of 2024. The cloud security company also revealed details on another activity cluster in mid-January that targets susceptible Docker systems read more Exposed Docker APIs Under Attack in Commando Cat Cryptojacking Campaign.

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