Cloud attacks start within 10 minutes of credential theft: report

Threat actors use cloud automation to reduce the time between phishing and attacking

John Leonard
clock • 2 min read
10 minutes after credentials stolen cloud attacks start, report
Image:

10 minutes after credentials stolen cloud attacks start, report

Threat actors typically initiate attacks on cloud-based systems within 10 minutes of obtaining credentials, according to a report by security vendor Sysdig.

"Attackers in the cloud operate at different time scales than on‐premises for the same reasons we do," Sysdig researchers say in the company's 2023 Global Cloud Threat Report. "Whether targeted ...

To continue reading this article...

Join Computing

  • Unlimited access to real-time news, analysis and opinion from the technology industry
  • Receive important and breaking news in our daily newsletter
  • Be the first to hear about our events and awards programmes
  • Join live member only interviews with IT leaders at the ‘IT Lounge’; your chance to ask your burning tech questions and have them answered
  • Access to the Computing Delta hub providing market intelligence and research
  • Receive our members-only newsletter with exclusive opinion pieces from senior IT Leaders

Join now

 

Already a Computing member?

Login

You may also like
Bank of America admits data breach after supply chain hack

Security

Customer info exposed

clock 13 February 2024 • 2 min read
UK and South Korea unite against surging North Korean-linked threats

Security

Advisory emphasises ‘critical concern’

clock 24 November 2023 • 1 min read
Okta breach: Hackers attempt to compromise 1Password and Cloudflare using stolen data

Hacking

Cloudflare has urged Okta to 'take any report of compromise seriously and act immediately to limit damage'

clock 25 October 2023 • 3 min read
Most read

Sign up to our newsletter

The best news, stories, features and photos from the day in one perfectly formed email.

More on Threats and Risks

Massive data leak exposes Chinese infosec vendor's cyberattacks-for-hire

Massive data leak exposes Chinese infosec vendor's cyberattacks-for-hire

Documents outline the use of hardware hacking devices, including a malicious power bank designed to surreptitiously upload data into victims' systems

clock 23 February 2024 • 3 min read
Operation Cronos: NCA reveals details of LockBit affiliates

Operation Cronos: NCA reveals details of LockBit affiliates

Operation has been crippled - for now

clock 22 February 2024 • 3 min read
Microsoft exposes state-backed hackers using AI tools for espionage

Microsoft exposes state-backed hackers using AI tools for espionage

Hackers linked to Russian military intelligence have been using LLMs to delve into satellite communication protocols relevant to military operations in Ukraine

clock 15 February 2024 • 3 min read