Crypto mining attacks in containerized environments are not new.
Researchers have found different kinds of crypto mining activities running inside misconfigured containers.
Microsoft, in April, had disclosed large-scale crypto-mining attacks against Kubernetes clusters which were discovered by Azure Security Center, thus helping users protect Kubernetes clusters from security threats.
We have seen how Microsoft is very proactive in monitoring security threats. For cloud security, Azure Security Center (ASC) monitors and protects thousands of Kubernetes clusters running on top of Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS). Azure Security Center routinely searches for and does research on new attack vectors against Kubernetes workloads.
Recently, a new campaign was seen lately by ASC, which targeted Kubeflow, a machine learning toolkit for Kubernetes. Kubeflow is an open-source project, which began as a project for running TensorFlow workloads on Kubernetes.