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Cloud Misconfiguration Mayhem

by Censys

Apr 26, 2021

Misconfiguration of the cloud is the #1 cause of cloud-based data breaches as Cited by Gartner. Our team started investigating and compiling data in March 2021 from a dozen popular cloud providers in the industry, including the 2020 Gartner Magic Quadrant Cloud Providers.

Key Findings

  • Our research identified nearly 2M database exposures across cloud providers.
  • We found more than 1.9M RDP exposures across the dozen cloud providers we investigated.
  • Users of OVH were more likely to expose MySQL database services relative to other providers and users of Tencent were significantly more likely to expose RDP services.

Research Report