Five Most Common Cloud Threats
Security Boulevard, May 25th, 2021
June 6, 2021,
Volume 279, Issue 1
Cloud threats are on the rise. At any point in time, sensitive data can move between 2,481 different cloud apps and services, making it a prime target for cybercriminals
Or Azarzar reports in Security Boulevard,
"A recent study by McAfee concluded that there's been a 630% rise in cyberattacks on cloud services since January 2020. According to industry research, cloud breaches cost organizations $5 trillion over the past two years. From our experience, here are the five most common cloud threats.
Misconfigured AWS S3 buckets are among the most common causes of data breaches. Amazon Simple Storage Service (S3) provides the ability to store and access content organized in 'buckets,' or logical containers, which are accessed by a static URL. Often, administrators allow public access to these buckets to store and share files between employees, and to host internet-facing services, thereby unintentionally exposing server backups, company documents and contracts. Magecart hackers exploited misconfigured AWS S3 buckets to hit 17,000 domains including 2,000 of the biggest sites in the world..."
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