Tag: Cloud Malware

Cloud Apps Replace Web as Source for Most Malware Downloads
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Cloud Apps Replace Web as Source for Most Malware Downloads

New research shows that enterprise organizations these days are far more likely to experience malware downloads from cloud applications than any other source. Researchers at Netskope recently analyzed data gathered from customer networks and discovered that more than two-thirds of malware downloaded to enterprise networks between Jan. 1, 2020, and Nov. 30, 2021, originated from cloud applications. The security vendor found that cloud-delivered malware has become more prevalent than malware delivered via the Web and via malware-laced websites. Much of the shift has to do with convenience and cost for attackers, says Ray Canzanese, director of Netskope Threat Labs. Cloud storage apps offer free or low-cost file hosting services and give attackers a way to reach many potential v...