With the rapid adoption of cloud services like Microsoft’s Office 365, the risk of account takeover fraud is increasing at alarming rates. Once initial access is gained, the damage chain can magnify quickly, with the threat actor using the compromised account to send messages to other employees inside the organization (or beyond) to inflict damage.
How do Account Takeovers occur?
Threat actors can have many tools at their disposal when it comes to mining for credentials. Not surprisingly, many of these are aimed squarely at the unsuspecting (and often overly trusting) end-users. The most common of these attack vectors are phishing scams, password-based attacks, and OAuth consent phishing. Each presents a slightly different approach to gaining access, but their common goal is the same - steal a user’s credentials, gain access to the account, going undetected as long as possible to exfiltrate as much information as possible.
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