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Denonia Malware Shows Evolving Cloud Threats

April 21, 2022


One of the more important points to get across when addressing cloud security is to make it clear to all involved that cloud security is not only different, but that it keeps evolving. If security professionals needed a reminder of this, they need to look no further than the recent discovery of Denonia, a cryptominer that operates in serverless environments.

Denonia was found by the Cado Security research team, and it released details a few days ago. Denonia is a Go-based cryptominer malware, and it appears to be the first such malware to specifically exploit AWS Lambda, the well-known serverless function execution service.

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