Remote Workers: At-Risk for Cyber Attacks
Recently, a cyber attack on Twitter took place when a 17 year old hacker posed as a trusted colleague and tricked a Twitter employee into sharing user credentials by using basic hacking techniques. The hacker was then able to spoof the Twitter employee’s phone number through SIM swapping obtaining personal information and intercepted the one-time passwords (OTPs) used for multi-factor authentication (MFA) and quickly elevated his privileges inside the company.
With so many businesses shifting to remote work, the days of the IT-controlled security perimeter are long gone. Cybercriminals are fully aware of the mass work-from-home shift, and they’re crafting their attacks accordingly. If things like this can exist in big companies like Twitter, it could like work in yours too.
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