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BrandPost: Uh oh: The Bad Guys Love the Cloud Just as Much as We Do

Discussion in 'CSO' started by RSS, Aug 24, 2016.

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    Oh how we love the public cloud—with its ability to quickly spin up services and grow compute rapidly to meet our customers’ demands. What an amazing opportunity for our organization. We also love software as a service (SaaS) with its ease of use and ability to access applications anywhere at any time from most any device. What is there not to love? Unfortunately, our nemeses are as enamored as we are. The wonderful attributes that make these services so attractive to us are equally attractive to cybercriminals.

    Just a few weeks ago, researchers at Intel Security uncovered ransomware attacks hosted in the public cloud. These files could have been the payload of a ransomware attack—the crypto malware where an infected URL is directed, that would then be downloaded and installed on the user’s machine, locking it from usage. Or perhaps these files were part of a ransomware service, where cybercriminals are sharing malware from the cloud to further distribute them.

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