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41% of Cyber Attacks Are Now Done Through Cloud Servers, New Data Reveals

The sudden shift to remote work that was brought about by the global pandemic caused a lot of changes with respect to companies managed their operations. IT infrastructure proved to be a real challenge, since most workers who are working from home would not have access to the same kinds of high end cybersecurity that their employers have at the office.

Remote work made it necessary to increase cloud server adoption because of the fact that this is the sort of thing that could potentially end up making collaboration easier. In spite of the fact that this is the case, it has also brought a host of problems with all things having been considered and taken into account. According to data that was just put out by Atlas VPN, it seems that 41% of companies who suffered from a cyber attack this past year reported that the point of origin was their cloud server.

With all of that having been said and now out of the way, it is important to note that this represents a ten percent increase year on year. Malicious actors are clearly enjoying the lax security offered by cloud servers these days, and the increase in attack volume is a testament to that.

It should also be noted that business emails were also a common origin point for cyber attacks. 40% of companies stated that compromised emails resulted in their security protocols getting bypassed, which just goes to show that cyber criminals have a wide array of tools in their kit.

The third most common channel through which cyber attacks are conducted are corporate servers. This goes against the notion that remote work is to blame for the rise in cybercrime. Corporations are clearly quite lax about their security, and data like this proves that they need to get their affairs in order.

Indeed, employee owned mobile devices were used in 31% of cyber attacks, so even official devices with security protocols loaded onto them are not safe from these attacks. More work should be done to hold the line against cybercrime against corporate entities.


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