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Enterprise Cloud Infrastructure a Big Target for Cryptomining Attacks

13
Mar
2019

The cloud-based infrastructures that enterprise organizations are increasingly using to run their business applications have become a major target for illicit cryptomining operations.

According to new research from AT&T Cybersecurity, cryptomining has become the primary reason for most cloud infrastructure attacks these days. There’s no sign the attacks will let up soon, either, despite the drop in values of major cryptocurrencies, the vendor said in a report Wednesday.

Cryptojacking — or attacks where an organization’s (or an individual’s) computers are surreptitiously used to mine for Monero and other cryptocurrencies — has emerged as a major problem over the last 18 months or so.

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