Uncovering attacker tactics through cloud honeypots


According to Orca Security, attackers frequently discover exposed secrets — bits of confidential information that grant access to an enterprise cloud environment — in as little as two minutes and, in many cases, start exploiting them almost immediately. This underlines the urgent need for thorough cloud security.

Beginning with the development of honeypots on nine distinct cloud settings that mimicked incorrectly configured cloud services to tempt attackers, Orcas study was carried out between January and May 2023.Although Orca anticipated that attackers would locate the honeypots rapidly, the study team was nonetheless taken aback by how quickly some of them were discovered and exploited.

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