Microsoft: Corporate Mail Hacking Takes 2 Hours, Victims Defenseless

Microsoft Security Intelligence recently conducted an investigation into a series of attacks that compromised email systems. The attacks, known as BEC ATAKA, have raised concerns due to the speed and ease with which they can be executed, with some steps taking only a few minutes.

The attackers gained entry into the victim’s system using stolen accounting data, and subsequently registered domains with typographical errors. These domains were then used for phishing attacks, with the attackers sending fraudulent emails that appeared to come from trusted sources.

According to Microsoft Security Intelligence, the BEC ATAKA attacks are a clear indication of the evolving tactics employed by cybercriminals. The company urged individuals and organizations to remain vigilant and to take appropriate steps to protect their data and systems.

Attack TypeImpactPrevention Measures
BEC ATAKACompromised email systemsUse two-factor authentication, employ email filtering and monitoring, and conduct regular employee training.

These attacks are a reminder of the importance of cybersecurity measures in today’s digital landscape. It is essential for individuals and organizations to remain vigilant and to take active steps to protect themselves from the ever-evolving tactics of cybercriminals.

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