Docker Engine honeypots were compromised by Ukraine supports, most likely the Ukraine IT Army, in attacks against Belarusian and Russian websites. DOS (denial-of-service) were conducted on Russian websites by compromising exposed Docker Engine API. The first image “abagayev/stop-russia” was downloaded around 100,000 times.
“Container and cloud-based resources are being abused to deploy disruptive tools. The use of compromised infrastructure has far-reaching consequences for organizations who may unwittingly be participating in hostile activity against Russian government, military and civilian targets.” reported Security Researchers. “Docker Engine honeypots were compromised to execute two different Docker images targeting Russian, Belarusian and Lithuanian websites in a denial-of-service (DoS) attack.”