Espionage Groups Exploit Microsoft Services for Stealthy Cyberattacks

May 3, 2024
Espionage Groups Exploit Microsoft Services for Stealthy Cyberattacks
  • Nation-state espionage increasingly exploits Microsoft services for stealthy command-and-control activities.

  • Hackers find using Microsoft's services such as Microsoft Graph API cost-effective and camouflaged within normal traffic.

  • Malware like BirdyClient, Bluelight, Backdoor.Graphon, Graphite, and SiestaGraph are identified leveraging Microsoft Graph API for control.

  • Notable attacking groups include APT37, Harvester, APT15, and Cozy Bear.

  • Organizations are advised to monitor for unauthorized cloud accounts and verify connections to their authorized cloud services to mitigate risks.

  • Nate Nelson, a New York City-based freelance writer and cybersecurity reporter, has highlighted these security concerns.

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