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Hackers are stealing browser cookies to glide past MFA

August 19, 2022

Via: TechRadar

Multi-factor authentication is a great way to keep cybercriminals at bay, but some are apparently getting pretty good at bypassing this type of protection by stealing application and browser session cookies.

Cybersecurity researchers from Sophos say they’re observing an increasing appetite for cookies, among malware of all sophistication levels. From infostealers such as Racoon Stealer, or RedLine Stealer, to destructive trojans such as Emotet, an increasing number of viruses and malware are getting cookie-stealing functionalities.

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