Boffins find that over nine out of ten ‘ethical’ hackers are being a bit naughty when it comes to cloud services

Thomas Claburn reports:

Infosec pros and hackers regularly abuse cloud service providers to conduct reconnaissance and attacks, despite efforts by cloud providers to limit such activity.

In a recent research paper titled “Cloud as an Attack Platform” [PDF], five boffins from Texas Tech University – Moitrayee Chatterjee, Prerit Datta, Faranak Abri, Akbar Siami-Namin, and Keith Jones – describe a series of interviews they conducted with computer security pros attending the Black Hat and DEF CON conferences.

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