More than half of malware downloads to come from cloud apps

It was recently found out that the majority of malware downloads came from cloud applications in 2021.

Indeed, a study by Netskope showed that malware and malicious payloads grew significantly all throughout the past year due to the rise of cloud applications. Cyber-attackers have then been able to achieve more success delivering malware payloads to their targets as well as offering advice for improving cybersecurity in 2022.

It was also reported that Google Drive was one of the main apps that suffered the most malware downloads, followed closely by Microsoft OneDrive. There was an important increase in malicious Office documents from 19% to 37% of all malware downloads, which led to a rise in cloud application security risks.

Besides, more than half of all managed cloud app instances are targeted by credential attacks.