The use of the cloud as a primary tool puts companies’ data at risk

Apr 26, 2023 | cloud, Customer, cybersecurity, open source, soffid

It is important to understand the latest tactics used by adversaries to compromise cloud infrastructure. Cloud exploitation is on the rise, and it is essential to be aware of the threats that businesses are facing.

Why are adversaries accelerating cloud exploitation?

The rise in cloud adoption has made it an attractive target for cybercriminals. Cloud infrastructures are often seen as less secure due to the complexity of managing and securing these environments. Additionally, many businesses have adopted a “cloud first” strategy, which means that they are prioritizing cloud services over traditional IT infrastructures. This shift has made cloud infrastructure a more valuable target for attackers.

Tactics used to compromise cloud infrastructure:

Misconfigured Services: Adversaries often exploit misconfigured cloud services to gain unauthorized access. This can include misconfigured storage buckets, firewalls, and other cloud services that may expose sensitive data.

Exploiting Weak Passwords: Weak passwords are an easy target for attackers. If credentials are not secured, attackers can use automated tools to perform brute force attacks to gain access.

Social Engineering Attacks: Attackers may use social engineering tactics such as phishing emails or spear-phishing attacks to gain access to credentials or sensitive information.

Supply Chain Attacks: Third-party providers and vendors may have access to a company’s cloud infrastructure. Attackers may target these third-party providers to gain access to their target’s cloud infrastructure.

Advanced Persistent Threats (APTs): APTs are complex and persistent attacks that are designed to gain access to sensitive data over an extended period. APTs can involve a combination of techniques and tools to infiltrate cloud infrastructure.

Adversaries are constantly evolving their tactics to compromise cloud infrastructure. Misconfigured services, weak passwords, social engineering attacks, supply chain attacks, and APTs are just a few of the tactics used by attackers. To protect against these threats, it is essential to implement security best practices, such as multi-factor authentication, security monitoring, and regular security assessments

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