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New Docker Malware Steals CPU for Crypto & Drives Fake Website Traffic
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New Docker Malware Steals CPU for Crypto & Drives Fake Website Traffic

In a new effort, threat actors are using the 9Hits Viewer program and the XMRig bitcoin miner to target vulnerable Docker services as part of a multi-pronged monetization plan. Cloud security company Cado stated, "This is the first documented case of malware deploying the 9Hits application as a payload," and added that the development is an indication that adversaries are constantly looking to expand their tactics in order to profit from compromised hosts. According to its advertising, 9Hits is a "unique web traffic solution" and a "automatic traffic exchange" that lets users drive traffic to their websites in return for credits. This is done by using a program called 9Hits Viewer, which launches a headless instance of the Chrome browser to view websites that other members reques...