Illicit crypto miners and communitties have been using compromised cloud accounts to give a boost to thier illegal mining operation. This is what the tech giat Google warned its cloud users in its “Threat Horizons” report. Google cybersecurity team has been on heavy duty for a while, and have commented that hackers and the like are exploiting weak security walls set by inexperienced hackers not only on Google paltforms, but on many third party clooud-offering softwares.
Google released worrying data, according to which out of 50 hacked GCPs (Goolglr Cloud Platforms) 86% were used to boost illicit crypto mining activities. GCPs use a lot of computanitonla power, and on top of that have a ton of storage, making them a hot target for illegal digital miners.
The cyber security team revealed that it takes 22 seconds after an account has been compromised for the perps to download a crypto mining software, suggesting the possibility of an automated bot use.
Google’s own cybersecurity recommended to its users to use tow-factor authenticication when accessing its cloud services.
Goolge has also issue warnings agaisnt phishing attacks, especially by Russian cybercriminanls; whose standard practice is to send notices to their vicitms warning them of (false) warning that their accounts are compromised by government attackers. On top of that, North Korean cybercriminals have joined in the fun by discusing themselves as Samsung employes.