Public cloud services like Microsoft OneDrive and Google Drive fail to protect against zero-day malware

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Hackers and cyber criminals are becoming wise to the fact that they can use cloud applications to spread malware. In response, top cloud providers now offer malware protection in an attempt to stop files containing malware being uploaded. But a new report reveals that placing your trust in this protection may be ill-advised. Cloud access security company Bitglass has found that Google Drive and Microsoft Office 365 (with built-in malware protection) were both unable to detect a piece of zero-day ransomware in a file that was uploaded to the cloud services. In a separate scan of Bitglass customers’ cloud applications,…

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