Staff work in a data center and server farm in Meyrin, Switzerland. (Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty Images)

Misconfigured storage services in 93 percent of cloud deployments have contributed to more than 200 breaches over the past two years, exposing more than 30 billion records, according to a report from Accurics, which predicted that cloud breaches are likely to increase in both velocity and scale.

The researchers found that 91 percent of the cloud deployments analyzed had at least one major exposure that left a security group wide open while in 50 percent unprotected credentials were stored in container configuration files, significant because 84 percent of organizations use containers.

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