FBI Warns Of MFA Bug Used By Russian State-sponsored Hackers

Share post:

The FBI has issued warnings on multifactor authentication (MFA) protocols bug that is being exploited by Russian State-sponsored attackers.

The flaw when exploited allows attackers to move laterally within a network, gain access to the cloud storage and email accounts, and exfiltrate data.

To protect organizations against the flaw, FBI and CISA advised them to enforce MFA and review configuration policies, disable inactive accounts across the Active Directory and MFA systems, and patch all systems.

“Every organization should enforce MFA for all employees and customers, and every user should sign up for MFA when available. Organizations that implement MFA should review default configurations and modify as necessary, to reduce the likelihood that a sophisticated adversary can circumvent this control,” CISA advised.

Additional information on the tactics, techniques, and procedures (TTPs), indicators of compromise (IOCs), and recommendations to protect against the flaw were also provided.

For more information, read the original story in BleepingComputer.

SUBSCRIBE NOW

Related articles

Costs from Global CrowdStrike Outage Could Exceed $1 Billion

The global tech outage caused by a faulty CrowdStrike update on Friday could result in damages exceeding $1...

CrowdStrike update: Warnings from national cyber agencies, repair options from Microsoft

National cybersecurity agencies in the U.S., Canada, the U.K. and Australia issued security warnings about the faulty CrowdStrike...

CrowdStrike update causes global IT outages, fix is available

Some airlines, banks and government services around the world have been affected by a faulty software update for...

Charges dismissed in SolarWinds hacking case

A judge has dismissed most of the Securities and Exchange Commission's (SEC) fraud charges against SolarWinds related to...

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