Weekly Intelligence Summary 24 July 2020

July 24, 2020

On 15 July 2020 threat actors compromised 130 Twitter accounts to promote a cryptocurrency scam, which reportedly garnered at least USD 121,000. This attack has raised alarm bells about the risks posed by social engineering, malicious insider threats, and third-party providers, and has thrust the account takeover (ATO) technique into the mainstream. More-sophisticated or -capable threat actors could use similar techniques for financial theft, disruption, or espionage in any sector or geography. Multi-factor authentication (MFA) and other mechanisms can help protect accounts that hold personal and financial data, but determined attackers can still overcome such security defenses by taking advantage of technical and human flaws.

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