Cloud storage still holds major security concerns

By Sonian
In Channel
October 7, 2013

Sonian Marketing / Sonian

Companies have been taking to cloud storage aggressively in the last few years, but not without adoption risks. Just like any kind of technology deployment, it’s up to the firms to ensure that they’re doing enough to protect themselves and clients from attackers. In cases where cloud control is not as strict as it needs to be, the potential for theft and loss is on the rise.

One of the biggest online providers of PDF support, Adobe, recently discovered that it too is susceptible to theft. According to The Guardian, the major corporation’s cloud storage assets were recently hacked by a third party, potentially putting almost 3 million of the company’s client list at risk. The source indicted that part of Adobe’s cloud storage server was compromised in August, resulting in the company’s source code getting leaked to a hacker group.

Krebs On Security added that the group responsible for this attack is also a suspect in similar incursions against Kroll Ontrack and LexisNexis. If this assumption turns out to be true, it would mean that all of these firms displayed the same kinds of cloud control faults and poor security practices. Even major corporations are susceptible to these attacks, and as they tend to harbor more valuable private account information, it’s their responsibility to manage their security accordingly.

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