Microsoft disables verified partner accounts used for OAuth phishing

Bill Toulas reports:

Microsoft has disabled multiple fraudulent, verified Microsoft Partner Network accounts for creating malicious OAuth applications that breached organizations’ cloud environments to steal email.

In a joint announcement between Microsoft and Proofpoint, Microsoft says the threat actors posed as legitimate companies to enroll and successfully be verified as that company in the MCPP (Microsoft Cloud Partner Program).

The threat actors used these accounts to register verified OAuth apps in Azure AD for consent phishing attacks targeting corporate users in the UK and Ireland.

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