Microsoft warns of rise in password sprays targeting cloud accounts

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Microsoft warns of rise in password sprays targeting cloud accounts

The Microsoft Detection and Response Team (DART) says it has seen an increase in password spray attacks targeted at special cloud accounts and high profile ownership as C-level managers. Password spraying is a form of brute force attack where attackers try to access a large list of accounts using a small number of widely used passwords.

These attacks often use the same password when switching from one account to another for easy account breaches and to avoid activating defences such as password locking and malicious IP blocking (when using a botnet).

This strategy makes it less likely to trigger an account lock, as it does when targeted by a malicious attacker who tries to instantly enter a small number of accounts by going through a series of passwords, one account at a time.

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