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FBI: Hackers stole Source Code of US Agencies due to SonarQube misconfiguration [pdf] (ic3.gov)
23 points by aschatten 20 days ago | hide | past | favorite | 3 comments



During the initial attack phase, cyber actors scan the internet for SonarQube instances exposed to the open Internet using the default port (9000) and a publicly accessible IP address. Cyber actors then use default administrator credentials (username: admin, password: admin) to attempt to access SonarQube instances.

Given how often this happens, not having a default password and forcing users to set it should be a standard practice these days. Relying on administrators of the instance doing the right thing obviously keeps failing, thus an option to do the wrong thing should be removed completely.


I did discover a SonarQube instance at $work open to the internet, default credentials too...

Developers are good at copy/pasting commands.

    docker
We're not an US Agency, but it seems those things happen eventually.


How does this happen? Who writes the firewall rules to map these ports?




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