Not so safe in the cloud – a quarter of enterprises hit by cryptojackers

Newly published research reveals the poor state of enterprise cloud security, as evidenced by the cryptojacking  frequency within these environments

According to the latest Cloud Security Trends report from the RedLock Cloud Security Intelligence (CSI) team, a quarter of enterprises suffered from cloud cryptojacking incidents, a threefold increase over the previous quarter. “It’s now apparent the practice of stealing cloud compute resources specifically to mine cryptocurrency has accelerated and there are signs that attackers are using advanced evasion techniques for this purpose” the researchers claim, adding “even with expectations of greater activity in this area, the numbers are a surprise.”

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