Chapter 12

Investigating Storage as a Service Cloud Platform

pCloud as a Case Study

T. Dargahi*; A. Dehghantanha; M. Conti    * Islamic Azad University, Tehran, Iran University of Salford, Salford, United Kingdom University of Padua, Padua, Italy

Abstract

Due to the flexibility, affordability, and portability of cloud storage, individuals and companies envisage cloud storage as one of the preferred storage media nowadays. This attracts the eyes of cyber criminals, since much valuable information such as user credentials and private customer records are stored in the cloud. There are many ways for criminals to compromise cloud services; ranging from nontechnical attack methods, such as social engineering, to deploying advanced malwares. ...

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