risks / Account takeover


Allows an attacker to export account identification credentials from a system.


Exploited in isolation, this risk has the potential to disrupt central organizational operations, destroy trust, or create significant liability. Alternatively, this risk gives attackers access to broadly provisioned identities that enable the above impacts (such as root privilege escalation risks).


  1. Rotate account credentials
  2. Require multi-factor authentication
  3. Use short-lived tokens


  1. https:/​/​attack.mitre.org/​techniques/​T1528/​

Affected Privileges

An attacker may be able to exploit this risk if they gain any of the following privileges:

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