Cloud Cryptojacking Affecting 25% of Organisations


A quarter of all businesses are suffering from cloud “cryptojacking”, according to new research from information security company RedLock this week, with their computing resources being hijacked to mine cryptocurrencies.

The cloud security specialists advised businesses to implement a ‘deny all’ default outbound firewall policy and closely monitor network security to stay ahead of suspicious traffic involving cryptomining activity.

Chris Doman, security researcher at AlienVault told Computer Business Review: Most of these attacks are opportunistic – the attackers scan the internet for vulnerable systems in any environment, many of which are with cloud providers”.

The report comes after RedLock also

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