Sunday, July 14, 2024
EHA

Hackers Abused Twilio API To Verify Phone Numbers used For MFA

An unauthenticated endpoint vulnerability allowed threat actors to identify phone numbers associated with Authy accounts, which was identified, and the endpoint has been secured to prevent unauthorized access. 

No evidence suggests the attackers gained access to internal systems or other sensitive data, but as a precaution, it’s crucial to implement additional security measures to mitigate potential phishing attacks that could exploit the leaked phone numbers.

Join our free webinar to learn about combating slow DDoS attacks, a major threat today.

An unauthenticated endpoint in Twilio’s Authy app allowed malicious actors to identify user phone numbers. While no evidence suggests a broader system intrusion or sensitive data exposure, 

They urge all Authy users to update their Android and iOS apps to address the vulnerability, which mitigates the risk of threat actors exploiting the exposed phone numbers for phishing and smishing attacks.  

Authy users should maintain vigilance and carefully examine any text messages that appear to be suspicious. 

A new software update is available for both Android and iOS devices, which addresses various bug fixes, including security vulnerabilities

It is imperative to install this update promptly to preserve the device’s functionality and integrity.  

For Android users, a link has been provided to download the update, while iOS users can acquire the update through the standard software update process on their devices. 

Twilio recognizes a security incident and apologizes for the disruption, as their Security Incident Response Team (T-SIRT) is currently investigating the issue and will provide updates as the situation evolves. 

This incident underscores the critical role of T-SIRT in proactively identifying security vulnerabilities, implementing preventative measures to mitigate risks, and taking corrective actions in the event of a breach. 

T-SIRT’s swift response and ongoing communication are essential to minimizing the impact of security incidents and maintaining customer trust.

If users are unable to access the Authy account due to login issues or lost access to the registered phone number, contacting Authy support is the recommended course of action. 

Their specialists will address the request and collaborate to restore functionality to the Authy account, which may involve troubleshooting login problems or initiating a phone number change procedure.

"Is Your System Under Attack? Try Cynet XDR: Automated Detection & Response for Endpoints, Networks, & Users!"- Free Demo

Website

Latest articles

mSpy Data Breach: Millions of Customers’ Data Exposed

mSpy, a widely used phone spyware application, has suffered a significant data breach, exposing...

Advance Auto Parts Cyber Attack: Over 2 Million Users Data Exposed

RALEIGH, NC—Advance Stores Company, Incorporated, a prominent commercial entity in the automotive industry, has...

Hackers Using ClickFix Social Engineering Tactics to Deploy Malware

Cybersecurity researchers at McAfee Labs have uncovered a sophisticated new method of malware delivery,...

Coyote Banking Trojan Attacking Windows Users To Steal Login Details

Hackers use Banking Trojans to steal sensitive financial information. These Trojans can also intercept...

Hackers Created 700+ Fake Domains to Sell Olympic Games Tickets

As the world eagerly anticipates the Olympic Games Paris 2024, a cybersecurity threat has...

Japanese Space Agency Spotted zero-day via Microsoft 365 Services

The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) has revealed details of a cybersecurity incident that...

Top 10 Active Directory Management Tools – 2024

Active Directory Management Tools are essential for IT administrators to manage and secure Active...

Free Webinar

Low Rate DDoS Attack

9 of 10 sites on the AppTrana network have faced a DDoS attack in the last 30 days.
Some DDoS attacks could readily be blocked by rate-limiting, IP reputation checks and other basic mitigation methods.
More than 50% of the DDoS attacks are employing botnets to send slow DDoS attacks where millions of IPs are being employed to send one or two requests per minute..
Key takeaways include:

  • The mechanics of a low-DDoS attack
  • Fundamentals of behavioural AI and rate-limiting
  • Surgical mitigation actions to minimize false positives
  • Role of managed services in DDoS monitoring

Related Articles