A new menace is emerging. It’s ‘Cloud Jacking.’ As more people and enterprises focus on cloud technologies, it is a natural phenomenon, and sooner or later it is predicted to become the standard attack tactic in the cybercrime industry. Cloud jacking is known as ‘cloud account hijacking’ as well.
Simply put, cloud jacking refers to stealing the cloud access account of an entity or individual. Mainly, methods of social psychology are included. Virtually something can be achieved by an intruder who steals an account. Especially risky is data stored in the cloud. Also, identity fraud is a risk that should not be dismissed. Ransomware attacks are also conceivable.
This was already foreseen as cloud infrastructure began to emerge. By offering a brand new experience in terms of data management, usage, and collaboration, cloud computing has been in the spotlight.
We can’t go back to the pre-cloud days, however good and comfortable the experience was. But the hackers heard. The dependent entity becomes the element of the attack.
A secure and leak-proof authentication scheme can, in principle, secure cloud-based properties. You can see how ignorant and daring it is to cover them with one sloppy password as you think of the riches in the cloud. Multiple authentication can be the least protective device in a cloud environment.
However, surprisingly, relatively few users actually implement multifactor authentication. It is because of their inability to position barriers to accessing knowledge.
Authentication is often viewed by consumers as a barrier. The number of cloud-related events will decline as this perception shifts and multi-factor authentication becomes the norm. It would also be difficult to win against cloud jacking attacks, where the key tactic is to discover passwords by social engineering.
Do you ever listen to business news? I don’t know much more, so I suggest that I read the news at least once about the security incident.
This is because most of the security incidents are related to the victim’s mistakes or carelessness. In other words, each incident is a security reinforcement educational material. Of course, getting through the shields with outstanding technologies is irresistible for an orchestrated hacker community funded by the state, but education will do little.
At this point, it is very important to improve cloud-related security education and enhance security technologies. In the future, the cloud will become a bloodier battlefield with the addition of artificial intelligence technologies.
In particular, it is natural that attempts to authenticate the owner will be reinforced and attacks will be more severe, given the reliance on technology such as real-time authentication or persistent, personalized authentication in a cloud environment. The battle of clouds has just come to an end.
It can currently be said that cyber criminals attempting cloud jacking are aimed at both ‘vulnerability of the device’ and ‘vulnerability of the user’. But how are you going to defend against cloud jacking? Vulnerabilities in the system and users’ vulnerabilities need to be repeatedly minimized and removed.
They don’t just add patches to computers. Education for protection should still be done. In specific, attackers should continue to train themselves about modern tactics and methods. Moreover, it is important to provide business processes and procedures to eliminate errors and carelessness.
The cloud, unlike the data bank last month, is a target that hackers really want to attack. In fact, three-quarters of cloud networks have suffered cyber attacks in 2019 alone. Think of the wealth of knowledge that the cloud naturally has. That hackers don’t touch it is strange. Much more data has passed from Corona to the cloud, so 2021 will be a more serious ‘year of cloud attack.’
Big cloud service providers have complicated and daunting rules and requirements for cloud use. About why? This is to pave the foundations for security issues that consumers are responsible for. And, in practice, based on these laws, they are well kept accountable to consumers. This pattern means that clients need to get a better view of the right and wrong cloud providers. Personally, I agree that the idea that cloud protection incidents are the customer’s responsibility will become as deep as common sense.
We can not, as mentioned above, go back to the pre-cloud period now. Instead, the steps of a variety of entities seeking to break into the cloud are already prepared.
In this pattern, hackers are also supposed to merge. Should content providers with unilateral explanations join the cloud infrastructure? Or are we going to learn more actively about the potential world in which our company can remain? This is not a matter of selection.
‘When you don’t do it, the center is going to go,’ is an old saying, except in the cloud age, it doesn’t work. Modern safety technologies suit into the modern age. An older strategy is to guard the gate with a single password. Systems and infrastructure are continually transitioning to new models, and it is time for everyone to question whether they are hanging on to the existing ones for themselves.