Some 60% of major US firms have been hacked in cloud: study

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  • Friday, 27 Sep 2019

In analysing some 20 million user accounts in more than 1,000 cloud deployments, a study found 92% of the Fortune 500 companies surveyed were targeted by cyberattacks. — AFP Relaxnews

Hackers have penetrated cloud computing networks of some 60% of top US companies, with virtually all industry sectors hit, security researchers said on Sept 24.

Researchers at the enterprise security firm Proofpoint said they detected over 15 million unauthorised login attempts to cloud computing networks of US Fortune 500 firms in the first six months of 2019, of which 400,000 were successful.

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