Cloud Customers Faced 681M Cyberattacks in 2018
According to a new report by Armor, a total of 681 million cyberattacks targeted cloud customers in 2018. The most popular attack techniques employed by threat actors were exploiting software flaws; accessing accounts through by brute-forcing or through stolen login data; targeting poorly secured devices that are part of the Internet of Things (IoT); and attacking web applications with old-fashioned tactics such as SQL injection attacks and cross-site scripting attacks.
The attackers often made use of exploit kits, i.e. cybercrime tool boxes containing software and data that can be used by even the most inexperienced hackers to breach networks with little effort. Threat actors can easily find exploit kits for rent on dark web forums.