Azure VMs Under Siege: Cybercriminals Exploit SQL Servers as Backdoors

Azure VMs Under Siege: Cybercriminals Exploit SQL Servers as Backdoors

Innovative Cyber Threat Targets Azure Infrastructure

Protecting Against the Threat

To safeguard their systems, organizations are strongly advised to implement the principle of least privilege when granting user permissions. Neglecting to secure cloud identities properly can leave SQL Server instances and cloud resources vulnerable to similar risks. Microsoft’s researchers have issued a stern warning in their report, emphasizing the potential for attackers to inflict greater damage not only on SQL Server instances but also on associated cloud resources.