Researchers at MIT and the University of California, San Diego, have found that attacks can target specific data held within the cloud. The report claims that operating in the cloud brings new security risks that organizations should consider.
The researchers conducted a fake attack against a well known cloud service provider. The researchers were able to locate, target and monitor a series of computers operating within the cloud. The new research points to a flaw that was previously thought to not exist. It was previously thought that targeted attacks would be difficult because it would be difficult to know where data was stored in the cloud.