25% of companies affected by cloud cryptojacking

Cryptojacking has unquestionably gone mainstream. Despite heavy media and industry attention, organizations are struggling to meet compliance requirements in public cloud environments, according to RedLock. On the flip side, there’s evidence that companies are becoming more aware of cloud account compromises and implementing best practices to prevent attacks, but there’s still no shortage of new attack vectors hitting the market.

RedLock previously uncovered hacker infiltrations of public cloud environments owned by Tesla, Aviva and Gemalto. 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.

Read more about the findings of the research by RedLock on Help Net Security.