Hackers Seek To Bypass Multi-Factor Authentication

Share post:

Cyber security experts at Proofpoint say cybercriminals are now updating their tactics to bypass multi-factor authentication (MFA) systems.

This can be seen in the updated version of phishing kits used by attackers. Attackers can use phishing kits to take advantage of reverse proxy servers instead of relying on the creation of a target web page.

“The threat actors can just purchase space on a shared hosting server or cloud host and upload the phish kit and reverse proxy infrastructure on their own machines. Or compromise and use that host. It takes about an hour to purchase a domain, get a VPS [virtual private server], install the phish kit, web server, reverse proxy, and DNS configurations. By exploiting this situation with phishing kits, attackers can not only steal usernames and passwords, but also session cookies, enabling access to the targeted account,” said Sherrod DeGrippo, VP of threat protection and detection at Proofpoint.

The tactic is currently rare, but researchers warned that cybercriminals may eventually be forced to adapt if they work to bypass multi-factor authentication.

For more information read the original story in ZDNet.

Featured Tech Jobs


Related articles

Compel social media apps to toughen their privacy, trust practices, Parliament told

Committee hearing told social media apps can be exploited for propaganda and radi

Canada, U.S. sign international guidelines for safe AI development

Eighteen countries, including Canada, the U.S. and the U.K., today agreed on recommended guidelines to developers in their nations for the secure design, development, deployment, and operation of artificial intelligent systems. It’s the latest in a series of voluntary guardrails that nations are urging their public and private sectors to follow for overseeing AI in

Cyber Security Today, Nov. 27, 2023 – Ransomware gang posts data stolen from a Canadian POS provider, and more

This episode reports on the latest ransomware attacks, and details of how a gang that scams people selling used products on

Cyber Security Today, Week in Review for the week ending November 24, 2023

This episode features discussion on Australia's decision to not make ransowmare payments illegal, huge hacks of third-party service suppliers in Canada and the U.S. and whether email and smartphone service providers are doing enough to protect

Become a member

New, Relevant Tech Stories. Our article selection is done by industry professionals. Our writers summarize them to give you the key takeaways