Multi-factor auth fatigue is real – and it’s why you may be in the headlines next


ANALYSIS The September cyberattack on ride-hailing service Uber began when a criminal bought the stolen credentials of a company contractor on the dark web.

The miscreant then repeatedly tried to log into the contractor’s Uber account, triggering the two-factor login approval request that the contractor initially denied, blocking access. However, eventually the contractor accepted one of many push notifications, enabling the attacker to log into the account and get access to Uber’s corporate network, systems, and data.

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