Hackers Use Public Cloud Features to Breach, Persist in Business Networks

Amazon Web Services (AWS) is becoming a target of sophisticated cyber attacks. Trends have been analyzed recently and have shown that attackers are using AWS accounts to ex-filtrate data primarily in the manufacturing, financial and tech industries. Attackers use a simple phishing attack to gain access and then maintain permission levels, rather than try and increase, to avoid detection while they copy and paste or screen shot data. Amazon does offer a multitude of services to help its customers stay protected and it is recommended to monitor all aspects of your environment, not just underlying servers.

 

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