Most cybercriminals are already attacking through the cloud

As a result of the coronavirus epidemic, telecommuting has become a permanent pillar of many companies’ operations, but the infrastructural changes brought about by it, such as the transition to cloud services, have also shifted the focus of cyber attacks. Recent report from AtlasVPN Based on cybercriminals most often target cloud servers when launching attacks, 41 percent of surveyed organizations reported the cloud as their first entry point, which represents a 10 percent increase compared to the previous year.

This trend is not surprising given that cloud servers have replaced company-owned servers in many places, which were still the leading attack vector in 2021, and in the 2022 survey they are already in third place (37), while the second business e-mails took 40 percent place. Other popular entry points include remote access servers (31%), employee-owned mobile devices (29%), and DDoS attacks (26%).

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Although cloud solutions are more widespread, security strategies react more slowly to new technologies than expected: 48 percent of companies detected at least one cyber attack in the last 12 months. Although spending on cyber security increased by 60 percent, the number of attacks still increased by five percent compared to the previous year.

Among the countries examined, Dutch companies seemed to be the most affected: 57 percent of the Dutch reported experiencing a cyber attack during the past year, followed by the French (52%). While British businesses had the fewest cyberattacks of all the countries surveyed, they topped the list in terms of the median cost of all attacks ($28,000).

The data is based on Hiscox’s Cyber ​​Readiness Report 2022, for which responses were collected via a questionnaire from 5,181 US and European cybersecurity strategy professionals in eight countries between November 2021 and January 2022.


Source: HWSW Informatikai Hírmagazin by www.hwsw.hu.

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