Google Cloud Launches New Crypto-mining Malware Countermeasures

Customers of the Google Cloud Platform will now be protected against crypto-mining malware as a result of a new threat detection technology developed by Google.

Because of an increasing amount of attacks, such as cryptocurrency mining, data espionage, and ransomware, Google Cloud Platform has developed the new Virtual Machine Threat Detection function to help protect customers’ data (VTMD).

Aside from that, VTMD aids with agentless memory scanning, which helps to protect the data of its users.

According to a blog post published by Google, the company is the first major cloud provider to provide an agentless memory scanning capability to assist in the discovery of risks such as crypto-mining malware hidden inside virtual machines operating on the Google Cloud Platform.

This year, Google plans to integrate VMTD with other components of its service and to make it more publicly available as part of a “public preview” in the coming months.

Google has incorporated VMTD into its Security Command Center in order to provide an additional layer of threat detection protection (SCC).

If business owners who operate in today’s threat environment fundamentally rethink how they execute security operations, they may be able to profit from cloud-based economies of scale that are available to them.

The use of security solutions incorporated into cloud platforms, which are becoming more popular, has played a vital role in protecting organizations from cyber threats, according to experts.

There has been an 86% increase in bitcoin mining-related cyberattacks, according to the latest Google Cybersecurity Action Team Threat Horizons Report.

The announcement comes as Google prepares to roll out a staggered deployment of further Google Cloud detective measures and connections, which will be made accessible in steps over time as VMTD approaches wide availability.