Hackers Use Amazon’s AWS Computing Resources to Mine Bitcoin
Security intelligence group RedLock has exposed hackers who were using Amazon Web Services (AWS) computing resources to mine bitcoin.
In a report from the intelligence company it found that at least two companies were targeted: Aviva and Gemalto, both multinational corporations.
RedLock were alerted to the situation after realizing that a number of administration consoles on AWS, Microsoft Azure, and Google Cloud platforms were not password protected. As a result, these presented opportunities for hackers to gain easy access.
The report said: