Backdoored images downloaded 5 million times finally removed from Docker Hub

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A single person or group may have made as much as $90,000 over 10 months by spreading 17 malicious images that were downloaded more than 5 million times from Docker Hub, researchers said Wednesday. The repository finally removed the submissions in May, more than eight months after receiving the first complaint.

Docker images are packages that typically include a pre-configured application running on top of an operating system. By downloading them...

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