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Enterprise clouds hammered by cyber attacks during pandemic

May 27, 2020

A steady stream of attacks on enterprise clouds during the first couple of months of 2020 has become a flood since the start of the Covid-19 coronavirus pandemic, with external attacks spiking by more than 600% in the space of a few weeks.

That is according to new statistics produced by cyber security firm McAfee using data drawn from 30 million users of its Mvision Cloud service. The Cloud adoption and risk report – work-from-home edition highlights what McAfee describes as “significant” and “potentially long-lasting” trends as the usage of cloud services, often accessed via unmanaged devices, spikes during lockdown.

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