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KnockKnock campaign targets Office 365 corporate email accounts

05
Oct
2017
KnockKnock campaign targets Office 365 corporate email accounts

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Researchers uncovered KnockKnock, an attack on Office 365 Exchange Online email accounts, originating from 16 countries around the world and targeted organizations in manufacturing, financial services, healthcare, consumer products and US public sector. The attackers behind KnockKnock targeted automated corporate email accounts not tied to a human identity, which often lacked advanced security policies.

This campaign is based on a unique attack strategy of targeting administrative accounts commonly used to integrate corporate email systems with marketing and sales automation software.

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