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'Man in the Cloud': Hackers can access Dropbox, Google Drive accounts without the user's password

Aug 06, 2015    

Researchers at Imperva released details about a new type of attack, called 'Man in the Cloud'. The attack can quietly coopt common file synchronization services, such as Box, Dropbox, Google Drive and Microsoft OneDrive, to turn them into devastating attack tools not easily detected by common security measures.According to Imperva's report, which was presented at BlackHat USA 2015, this next-generation attack does not require compromising the user's cloud account username or password."Our research has revealed just how easy it is for cyber criminals to coopt cloud synchronization accounts...

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