Thursday, January 20, 2022

Observing Attacks Against Hundreds of Exposed Services in Public Clouds

Executive Summary

An insecurely exposed service is one of the most commonly seen misconfigurations in cloud environments. These services are discoverable on the internet and can pose a significant risk to cloud workloads in the same infrastructure. Notorious ransomware groups such as REvil and Mespinoza are known to exploit exposed services to gain initial access to victims’ environments. Using a honeypot infrastructure of 320 nodes deployed globally, researchers aim to better understand the at…

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