Amazon Cloud Used To Steal Financial Data
06 Jun 2011
CRN, By, Andrew Hickey
Amazon Web Services (AWS) cloud is host to malware that is used to steal financial data, security researchers have discovered.
According to Kaspersky Lab Expert Dmitry Bestuzhev, Amazon (NSDQ:AMZN)'s cloud features numerous pieces of malware that can pilfer financial data. The uncovering of cloud-based malware comes as cloud security remains a key consideration for cloud computing services.
"There were some recent comments about Amazon cloud as a platform for successful attacks on Sony …," Bestuzhev wrote in a blog post highlighting the Amazon malware. "Well, today I found that Amazon Web Services (Cloud) now is being used to spread financial data stealers."