Cloud

10/9/2017
09:00 AM
50%
50%

More Businesses Accidentally Exposing Cloud Services

53% of businesses using cloud storage services unintentionally expose them to the public.

More than half of organizations using cloud services like Amazon Simple Storage Service (S3) have inadvertently exposed at least one of these services to the public, up from 40% earlier this year.

The data comes from cloud security firm RedLock, which has released its latest "Cloud Security Trends" report examining major threats and vulnerabilities in the public cloud from June through September 2017. Their findings indicate more businesses are exposing data, neglecting vulnerabilities in the cloud, and not paying attention to how compromised users are putting them at risk.

Researchers determined 38% of organizations have experienced the potential compromise of an administrative user account in their public cloud computing environment. More than 80% of businesses are not managing host vulnerabilities in the cloud, and 37% of databases accept inbound connection requests from the Internet. Seven percent of those receive requests from suspicious IP addresses, a sign they have been compromised.

They also discovered cybercriminals are using the computing power of British insurance company Aviva to mine bitcoin. They did this by taking over the organization's Kubernetes administration consoles, which lacked password protection, in the public cloud.

Read more details here.

Join Dark Reading LIVE for two days of practical cyber defense discussions. Learn from the industry’s most knowledgeable IT security experts. Check out the INsecurity agenda here.

Dark Reading's Quick Hits delivers a brief synopsis and summary of the significance of breaking news events. For more information from the original source of the news item, please follow the link provided in this article. View Full Bio

Comment  | 
Print  | 
More Insights
Comments
Newest First  |  Oldest First  |  Threaded View
REISEN1955
50%
50%
REISEN1955,
User Rank: Ninja
10/9/2017 | 9:51:50 AM
No such thing
There is no such thing as an ACCIDENTAL exposure.   That is to trivialize the break.  There are certainly problems with neglect of protocol - legion in fact.  Just say EQUIFAX and you have epic proportion.  Accidents do not really happen in this area without somebody or some group making a decision and not sticking to it.   NEGLECT is my favorite Sin as Al Pacino might have said. 
6 Ways Greed Has a Negative Effect on Cybersecurity
Joshua Goldfarb, Co-founder & Chief Product Officer, IDRRA ,  6/11/2018
Weaponizing IPv6 to Bypass IPv4 Security
John Anderson, Principal Security Consultant, Trustwave Spiderlabs,  6/12/2018
'Shift Left' & the Connected Car
Rohit Sethi, COO of Security Compass,  6/12/2018
Register for Dark Reading Newsletters
White Papers
Video
Cartoon
Current Issue
Flash Poll
Twitter Feed
Dark Reading - Bug Report
Bug Report
Enterprise Vulnerabilities
From DHS/US-CERT's National Vulnerability Database
CVE-2018-12026
PUBLISHED: 2018-06-17
During the spawning of a malicious Passenger-managed application, SpawningKit in Phusion Passenger 5.3.x before 5.3.2 allows such applications to replace key files or directories in the spawning communication directory with symlinks. This then could result in arbitrary reads and writes, which in tur...
CVE-2018-12027
PUBLISHED: 2018-06-17
An Insecure Permissions vulnerability in SpawningKit in Phusion Passenger 5.3.x before 5.3.2 causes information disclosure in the following situation: given a Passenger-spawned application process that reports that it listens on a certain Unix domain socket, if any of the parent directories of said ...
CVE-2018-12028
PUBLISHED: 2018-06-17
An Incorrect Access Control vulnerability in SpawningKit in Phusion Passenger 5.3.x before 5.3.2 allows a Passenger-managed malicious application, upon spawning a child process, to report an arbitrary different PID back to Passenger's process manager. If the malicious application then generates an e...
CVE-2018-12029
PUBLISHED: 2018-06-17
A race condition in the nginx module in Phusion Passenger 3.x through 5.x before 5.3.2 allows local escalation of privileges when a non-standard passenger_instance_registry_dir with insufficiently strict permissions is configured. Replacing a file with a symlink after the file was created, but befor...
CVE-2018-12071
PUBLISHED: 2018-06-17
A Session Fixation issue exists in CodeIgniter before 3.1.9 because session.use_strict_mode in the Session Library was mishandled.