When businesses consider cloud computing, one of the major advantages often cited is the fact that it can make your business more secure. In fact, in recent years many businesses have chosen to migrate to the cloud specifically for its security benefits. So, it might surprise you to learn that there are a number of cybersecurity threats that can cause all sorts of problems for cloud systems. 
It is important, then, to understand exactly where your system could be at risk, and what you can do about it. In this article, we take a look at seven key cybersecurity threats that could affect your cloud computing services: 

Crytopjacking
Data breaches
Denial of service
Insider threats
Hijacking accounts
Insecure applications
Inadequate training

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1. Cryptojacking
Crytojacking is a fairly new form of cyberattack, and it is also one that can very easily go under the radar. It centers around the popular practice of mining for cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin. To do this, you need computing power, and cybercriminals have found methods of accessing cloud computing systems and then using their computing power to mine for cryptocurrency. 
Cryptojacking can be very tricky to spot and deal with. The major issue here is the fact that when hackers use computing resources from your cloud system means your operation will be slowed down, but (crucially) it will continue to work. This means that it can seem as if nothing malicious is happening and that perhaps the computers are just struggling with their processing power.
Many IT teams mistake the symptoms of cryptojacking as a flaw with an update

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