Cybercriminals Abusing Cloudflare R2 for Hosting Phishing Pages, Experts Warn


Threat actors’ use of Cloudflare R2 to host phishing pages has witnessed a 61-fold increase over the past six months.

“The majority of the phishing campaigns target Microsoft login credentials, although there are some pages targeting Adobe, Dropbox, and other cloud apps,” Netskope security researcher Jan Michael said.

Cloudflare R2, analogous to Amazon Web Service S3, Google Cloud Storage, and Azure Blob Storage, is a data storage service for the cloud.

The development comes as the total number of cloud apps from which malware downloads originate has increased to 167, with Microsoft OneDrive, Squarespace, GitHub, SharePoint, and Weebly taking the top five spots.

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