Denonia Malware First to Target AWS Lambda

Denonia Malware First to Target AWS Lambda-01

Researchers have discovered what appears to be the first piece of malware targeting AWS Lambda environments specifically. Denonia was discovered by researchers at Cado Security, who found samples uploaded to VirusTotal in January and late February.

Approximately half of the security vendors on VirusTotal have detected the samples. Denonia was written in Go and appears to be used for mining cryptocurrencies, specifically Monero (XMR), via a customized version of the popular XMRig mining software.

Cado noted that while AWS secures the underlying Lambda execution environment, customers are responsible for securing functions, allowing cybercriminals to deploy such malware.

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