Large-Scale Phishing Campaign Can Hijack Accounts Even When They're Protected by MFA
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Microsoft revealed an ongoing large-scale phishing campaign that can hijack user accounts when they're protected with multifactor authentication measures designed to prevent such takeovers.
The threat actors behind the operation, who have targeted 10,000 organizations since September, have used their covert access to victim email accounts to trick employees into sending the hackers money. "From our observation, after a compromised account signed into the phishing site for the first time, the attacker used the stolen session cookie to authenticate to Outlook online (outlook.office.com)," members of the Microsoft 365 Defender Research Team and the Microsoft Threat Intelligence Center wrote in …