Lacework Labs published their 2021 Cloud Threat Report Vol.2 and highlighted that the demand for cloud account access has become a growing business on the dark web. The evidence from the study shows that Initial Access Brokers (IABs) gain access to systems that link to valuable organizations and sell access into the organization for use to the highest bidder. IABs target corporate networks and obtain access to administrative accounts. This access level could result in ransomware, stolen data, malware and more. Additionally, the study found increases in scanning and probing of storage buckets, databases, orchestration systems, and interactive logins.
By Akshay Rohatgi and Randy Pargman About this Student Research Project Binary Defense’s mission is