New research revealed that the majority of malware are delivered via cloud apps

New research by Netskope revealed that the majority of all malware is now delivered via cloud applications, hence showing how cyber attackers are gaining access to cloud services and putting enterprise data at risk.

Indeed, it was reported that cybercriminals are increasingly abusing the most popular cloud apps for cloud phishing and cloud malware delivery. It then warns that enterprises that are using the cloud quickly modernize and extend their security architectures.

Moreover, it was also found out that now up to 61% of all malware are delivered via a cloud app, which is an increase of 48% year-over-year. With cloud apps becoming more and more popular, it makes enterprises a target for phishing attacks and campaigns.

Besides, the volume of malicious Microsoft Office documents has increased by 58%, with cybercriminals using more malicious Office documents as Trojans to deliver next stage payloads, including ransomware and backdoors. With the new work from home system, more users are accessing personal app instances on corporate devices, thus increasing the risks of data being targeted.