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Security threats in Cloud Computing

The popularity of cloud computing and cloud-based storage solutions has become very big among the business and a big part of the organizations have already moved their valuable data in the cloud. Unfortunately, cloud computing businesses are targets of different attacks and new threats occur regularly.

SkyFlok provides a top class of cloud security with numerous options to reduce risk, but it’s still worthwhile for businesses to be aware of the biggest threats out there.

Here are some of the most common security threats in cloud computing :

1.Data breaches

A data breach might be caused intentionally by an attacker, simply by human error, application vulnerabilities, or poor security practices. It might involve any kind of private information, including personal health information, financial information, personally identifiable information, trade secrets, and intellectual property. The risk of data breach is always a top concern for cloud customers.

2.Data Loss

Another major concern for cloud users is the permanent data loss. Data loss can have a very big negative impact financially, operationally and even legally it can cause failure to meet compliance policies or data protection requirements.

Data loss may occur if the user haven’t created a backup for his/her files and also when an owner of encrypted data loses the key which unlocks it.

3.Ransomware attack

Ransomware is a type of malicious software from cryptovirology that threatens to publish the victim’s data or perpetually block access to it. The attack leaves you with very few options for getting your files back.  One of them is to pay the ransom, although you can never be sure that you will receive the decryption keys as you were promised. The other option is to restore a backup.  If you value what is kept on your computer, it is wise to take steps to protect your files from unexpected loss.  

4.Account hijacking

Account or service hijacking is not new, but new threats are being continually added to the landscape. If an attacker gets access to a user’s credentials, he/she can look into their activities and transactions, manipulate the data, return falsified information etc.

5.Malicious Attacks

Malicious attack can include the storing and spread of copyrighted materials, pirated software, malware or viruses. Such an attack can occur when individuals directly attack the service or take over the cloud service’s resources. Cloud resources can also be attacked directly through attacks such as malware injection which has become a big threat in the recent years. Hackers gain access to the cloud and then run scripts containing hidden malicious code.

6.System vulnerabilities

System vulnerabilities can put the security of all services and data at significant risk. Attackers can use the bugs in the programs to steal data by taking control of the system or by disrupting service operations.

7.Advanced persistent threats (APTs)

An advanced persistent threat (APT) is a network attack in which an unauthorized person gets access to a network and stays there undetected for a long period of time. APT attack is intended to steal data rather than to cause damage to the network or to the organization. Their target organizations are in sectors with high-value information.

8.Denial of Service (DoS) Attacks

With such attacks hackers are preventing the legitimate users from accessing targeted computer systems, devices or other network resources. Denial-of-service (DoS) attacks typically flood servers, systems or networks with traffic in order to overwhelm the victim resources and make it hard or even impossible for legitimate users to use them.

SkyFlok’s team of highly professional and experienced IT experts, is aware of all security threats in the cloud. That is why we have done everything to find the right formula to prevent all of the above mentioned threats. Our  coding  technology  gives  no  chance  to  hackers to  hijack  your  computer  or spread ransomware  infection. Data  is  encoded  in  your  computer  and  the  backup  data  is  uploaded directly to the cloud storage locations. We keep your data fully protected and do not let anyone look into it, even your cloud provider!

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