On Hackers ‘Password Spraying’ Office 365 Accounts

BACKGROUND:

Following the news that Iranian Hackers have been found ‘password spraying’ Office 365 accounts, cybersecurity experts reacted below.

Experts Comments

October 13, 2021
Patrick McBride
CMO
Beyond Identity

Adversaries, even sophisticated actors like Iran (and other state actors), will continue to use password spraying attacks because they are cheap and effective for gaining a foothold on the target network. From there, these actors can "live off the land" by discovering new passwords and escalating privileges. As Microsoft advises in its analysis, "the best way to reduce your risk of password spray is to eliminate passwords entirely.

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