Cloud Security vulnerability detected on Microsoft Azure

Check Point security researchers seem to be taking their job seriously as every week a study made by them discloses to the world vulnerability or the detection of malware in the cyberspace.


The latest flaw happens to be with Microsoft’s Prestigious Azure Cloud Platform as Check Point’s research says that their study has found not one by two flaws on a recent note.


While the first happens to be with the Azure Stack, the second is found hidden in Azure App Services. In both cases, the Israel based Cybersecurity company found that hackers can easily exploit the flaw to take control of the servers and the code by dodging the security settings.


Technically, the detected Azure Stack Flaw is reported to allow the hackers to gain screenshots of the user data running on the machines of Azure. And in the second case, it offers the privilege to bad guys to exploit the app and take control of the server, leading them to the enterprise business code.


Microsoft was alerted about the flaws last year (1st flaw in Jan’19 and second flaw in June’19) and it then agreed to work closely with the researchers of Check Point on the issue.


Cloud Security patches for the security flaws were issued to the public by the end of 2019, and details on whether the data of Azure tenants were breached through the flaws are yet to be investigated.


Note- On Wednesday this week, Satya Nadella was seen speaking about cybercrime at a media briefing and he added that cyberattacks could cost individuals, public and private entities $1 trillion loss this year. He added in his statement that Azure was driven by technologies like end-to-end encryption; security and compliance which will help users protect their valuable digital apps and data on Cloud.

Naveen Goud
Naveen Goud is a writer at Cybersecurity Insiders covering topics such as Mergers & Acquisitions, Startups, Cyber Attacks, Cloud Security and Mobile Security

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