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Unused identities: A growing security threat

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Dec
2021
Unused identities: A growing security threat

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In his testimony before the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs, the company’s president and CEO Joe Blount told lawmakers that the hackers had breached their network via a compromised legacy VPN account.

This incident has nearly all the elements of security gone wrong:

  • Compromised credentials were found in a list of stolen data
  • The account wasn’t protected by multi-factor authentication
  • The attackers used a (most probably unmonitored) legacy service to break in

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