AWS is the most exploited cloud platform, says Atlas VPN

Jun 18, 2022, 10:12 PM EDT
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AWS is the most exploited cloud platform, says Atlas VPN

According to an analysis by the Atlas VPN team, among cloud service providers, Amazon Web Services (AWS) have seen the most number of cloud-native exploits during the first four months of 2022.

According to the statistics, AWS had 10 cloud-native exploits in the first four months of this year, accounting for over a fifth (18.9%) of all such events. Microsoft OneDrive, Discord, Dropbox, Google Drive and GitHub occupy the second place as each endured 9.4% of cloud-native exploits.

AWS owns a 33% market share, followed by Microsoft Azure (21%), and Google Cloud (10%). Cybercriminals are following consumers as they migrate to cloud technology, and they are focusing on the largest market players.


AWS had seen the greatest number of cloud-native exploits among cloud service providers as of April 2022, according to data provided by the Atlas VPN team data which is collected by Hackmageddon.

It saw 10 cloud-native exploits in total, which represents nearly a fifth (18.9%) of all such incidents in the first four months of this year. Cyberattacks that take advantage of the cloud at one or more kill chain stages are referred to as cloud-native threats.

The second spot on the list is occupied by a total of five services. In the first four months of 2022, Microsoft OneDrive, Discord, Dropbox, Google Drive, and GitHub each saw five threats, accounting for 9.4% of cloud-native exploits.

Pastebin comes next. As of April, threats against the service made up 5.7% of cloud-native vulnerabilities, with Microsoft 365 Suite and Azure following closely behind at 3.8% respectively.


As the cloud service provider that is most widely used, AWS also dominates the overall cloud market. AWS is the largest cloud infrastructure service provider, accounting for approximately one-third (33%) of all cloud infrastructure service providers, according to data from Finbold and Synergy Research Group for Q4 2021.

Microsoft Azure comes in second place as a target of cloud-native attacks this year. It holds 21%. Google Cloud, which has a 10% share, completes the top three list.


Due to the wide availability of numerous tools within a single application to distribute harmful information as well as the enormous amount of sensitive data they store, cloud services are a desirable target for cybercriminals. Given that market leaders have the largest user base, this is particularly true in their case.

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