Submitted by Uncharted3Goty 1287d ago | article

Sony Attack Shows Amazon’s Cloud Service Lures Hackers at Pennies an Hour

For as low as three pennies an hour, hackers can rent Amazon.com Inc. (AMZN)’s servers to wage cyber attacks such as the one that crippled Sony Corp. (6758)’s PlayStation Network and led to the second-largest online data breach in U.S. history (PS3, Sony, Tag Invalid)

DelbertGrady  +   1287d ago
Also, anyone can upload animal porn on Youtube. It will eventually be removed, just like the hackers account was removed on Amazon. But let's still blame Youtube and Amazon for providing services that can be abused.
Uncharted3Goty  +   1287d ago
the thing is that amazon should do something about it before these happens again to Sony or to any company if it only cost penny an hour then these is bigger then we think it is. Also these wasnt a small one these was the second largest online data breach in US history
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coryok  +   1287d ago
the difference is that you cant effectively use youtube to steal from people. amazon's servers can be used to steal from people, it does real, permanent damage and amazon should have had the foresight to make sure that the people paying for the servers is a real person. because amazon has shown that companies are unwilling (or unable) to regulate themselves government will be forced to put harsh regulations into place to protect the consumers, its bad for everyone.

the analogy is bs, animal porn doesnt cause any real, meaningful problems for people, having your identity stolen is a real and meaningful problem
gamingdroid  +   1287d ago
I use Amazon EC2 and they do several things to prevent you from unauthorized accounts, such as phone verification and credit card requirement.

It's almost impossible to prevent this, simply because the whole idea of the "cloud" is fast access to massive amount of computing power.
cgoodno  +   1287d ago
Cloud services are the future for cyberwarfare. Has been known for a while now and government agencies are working with people who provide cloud services to improve their ability to track those who use them in this way.
newhumanbreed  +   1287d ago
Lol this is like renting a car to rob a bank.
Uncharted3Goty  +   1287d ago
LOL that is one of the best way to Explain it

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