Cloud Phishing is a term given to malicious cyber attacks conducted via cloud-hosted services or applications. It is a type of cyber attack that relies on social engineering techniques to steal user credentials and other information from unsuspecting victims. It works by tricking users into clicking on malicious links or links to malicious websites, either through banners or pop-ups.
In cloud phishing, the attacker can gain access to large quantities of cloud-hosted services, such as email or web pages. This can be done by sending links to malicious websites or manipulating search engines to show a website that may appear to be legitimate, but is actually malicious. When the user clicks on the link, they are redirected to a page where they are made to provide credentials and other information. Alternatively, the attacker can send messages, such as emails containing links to malicious websites, to a large group of people.
The attacker may also use the stolen credentials to gain access to cloud-based applications, where they can access sensitive information such as accounts, passwords, or credit card information. Additionally, cloud phishing attacks can also be used to infect computers with malicious software.
Cloud phishing is an increasing problem, as cloud computing has become increasingly popular. Because of the wide availability of cloud-hosted services, attackers have greater access to resources than ever before, and are able to launch more targeted and successful campaigns. As a result, organizations and individuals alike need to ensure they are taking the necessary steps to protect themselves, including implementing two-factor authentication, regular authentication testing, and other security protocols.