The Menace of MFA Brute Force Attacks
The MFA (Multi-Factor Authentication) brute-forcing attack is a type of cyberattack where an attacker attempts to gain unauthorized access to an account that is protected by MFA, by using a brute-force attack to guess the correct combination of the user’s login credentials.
The attacker uses automated software to try many different combinations of usernames and passwords until the correct combination is found. This can also involve attempts to bypass the additional layer of authentication by guessing or stealing the one-time code or security token.
Learn how a forensics-driven approach to cybersecurity with multi-layered controls can help prevent MFA brute-force attacks.