With the growing move to cloud computing so to grows the interest of the ne’er do well hackers. Nothing like a juicy target that spin up resources as required and be billed to someone else.
Here is an account of an attack on a cloud instance. This attack took place over the past weekend.
From Cloud Ave:
Over the weekend, my cloud computing infrastructure survived a major hacking attack. Here is what happened and what it took to recover it.
This weekend my servers out in the cloud space fended off a major hacking attack across two of the systems that I have given the public access to use them. The attack started simply on Friday night as a simple series of scans to see if there was anything in the IP space that I am using. This is the fairly standard attack pattern that many information security people see every day. Thinking that this was normal I closed up shop on Friday and went home.
Very interesting article. Read on.
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