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Hackers find a home in Amazon's EC2 cloud

Unread postby Sludge3000 » December 11th, 2009, 12:27 pm

Security researchers have spotted the Zeus botnet running an unauthorized command and control center on Amazon's EC2 cloud computing infrastructure.



http://www.infoworld.com/d/cloud-comput ... -cloud-742
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Re: Hackers find a home in Amazon's EC2 cloud

Unread postby turtledove » December 11th, 2009, 12:36 pm

Thanks, interesting read.
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Re: Hackers find a home in Amazon's EC2 cloud

Unread postby Gary R » December 11th, 2009, 12:59 pm

The whole concept of Cloud Computing is IMO inherently insecure and an open invitation for this kind of activity.

Like so many of the modern web concepts, it was never fully thought through in terms of security.
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Re: Hackers find a home in Amazon's EC2 cloud

Unread postby turtledove » December 11th, 2009, 1:24 pm

I agree totally Gary, I wouldn't want all my stuff stored out there somewhere. It's staying right here on my pc.
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Re: Hackers find a home in Amazon's EC2 cloud

Unread postby Gary R » December 11th, 2009, 4:43 pm

I certainly wouldn't store anything of significance online.

I might consider backing up non-personal data, but since storage media costs so little I probably wouldn't even bother doing that.

I certainly would never want a PC that did not have on-board storage and relied on cloud services to operate.
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