Fake news alert! Internet breaches are not cloud breaches

Hacked accounts are in the news on practically a daily basis: Yahoo uncovered another massive cyberattack, with more than 1 billion user accounts compromised, making it the largest breach in history. The Democratic National Committee’s email was hacked, as was the Hillary Clinton campaign’s and the Republican National Committee’s. Let’s not forget about Home Depot, Target, and all those IoT hacks as well.

What do these all have in common? Not one of them is a cloud-based attack.

But you wouldn’t know it from the press. I get calls from reporters about once a week, all talking about the future of cloud computing given these “cloud breaches.” But none of those breaches has anything to do with cloud computing.

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