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."