Malware Lurks In Many Corners Of ‘The Cloud’

Malware Lurks In Many Corners Of ‘The Cloud’
This map shows locations where the impacts of bad repositories (bars) occur. View larger. (Credit: Xiaojing Liao, Georgia Tech)

Malicious software is hiding in the cloud, and it may be very difficult to identify, new research finds.

A study of 20 major cloud hosting services found as many as 10 percent of the repositories hosted by them had been compromised—with several hundred of the “buckets” actively providing malware.

“We found problems in every last one of the hosting services we studied. We believe this is a significant problem for the cloud hosting industry.”

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