HeadCrab: A Novel State-of-the-Art Redis Malware in a Global Campaign
Aqua Nautilus researchers discovered a new elusive and severe threat that has been infiltrating and residing on servers worldwide since early September 2021. Known as HeadCrab, this advanced threat actor utilizes a state-of-the-art, custom-made malware that is undetectable by agentless and traditional anti-virus solutions to compromise a large number of Redis servers. The HeadCrab botnet has taken control of at least 1,200 servers.
This blog will delve into the details of the HeadCrab attack, examining its methods of operation, techniques used to evade detection, and steps organizations can take to safeguard their systems.