Imperva Discovers Emerging Attack Vector: Cloud Database Services as New Malware Platform

Imperva, Inc. (NYSE: IMPV), pioneering the third pillar of enterprise security with a new layer of protection designed specifically for physical and virtual data centers, today released its latest Hacker Intelligence Initiative report, “Assessing the Threat Landscape of DBaaS.” Through an in-depth analysis of malware that used a shared hosting database for its Command and Control and drop server, Imperva discovered a new malware platform for cybercriminals: Database as a Service (DBaaS). The report concludes that by bringing data one step closer to hackers, DBaaS makes it possible for hackers to compromise an organization’s database without accessing its network – ultimately increasing the risk of a data breach.

 

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