G Data Experts: the new technology of cloud cyber attacks

Posted: September 16, 2013 in IT Security News
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G DataAnti-virus company revealed the new technology of cloud cyber attacks.

Experts in the field of computer security have identified a new way of carrying out cyber attacks based on the placement of the virus code in the cloud storage.

According to experts of G Data, the virus placed in the “cloud ” can be used to intercept data when making payment transactions over the Internet. So, for example, downloaded from the cloud of the malicious code may require the user to re-enter credit card information or personal data, which as a result will be in the hands of criminals.

According to this principle already has two well-known Trojan virus called Zeus and Ciavax. Unlike traditional viruses, which are located directly among the files stored on the computer, cloud viruses are much more difficult to detect and analyze and effective means of dealing with them is not there yet.

One of the most famous cases of the use of cloud technology as a tool for organizing cyber attacks has become a well-publicized series of attacks on websites of major U.S. banks. In September 2012 a group of hackers (presumably from Iran ) at the time the work has blocked Internet portals Bank of America, Citigroup and Wells Fargo. No attack was carried out by means of infected computers, and in data centers, cloud servers.

The company G Data, founded in 1985, specializes in the production of antivirus software. The company’s products are sold in 46 countries around the world.


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