OAT-020 Account Aggregation
Account Aggregation is an automated threat. The OWASP Automated Threat Handbook - Web Applications (pdf, print), an output of the OWASP Automated Threats to Web Applications Project, provides a fuller guide to each threat, detection methods and countermeasures. The threat identification chart helps to correctly identify the automated threat.
OWASP Automated Threat (OAT) Identity Number
Threat Event Name
Summary Defining Characteristics
Use by an intermediary application that collects together multiple accounts and interacts on their behalf.
Compilation of credentials and information from multiple application accounts into another system. This aggregation application may be used by a single user to merge information from multiple applications, or alternatively to merge information of many users of a single application. Commonly used for aggregating social media accounts, email accounts and financial accounts in order to obtain a consolidated overview, to provide integrated reporting and analysis, and to simplify usage and consumption by the user and/or their professional advisors. May include making changes to account properties and interacting with the aggregated application’s functionality.
Other Names and Examples
Aggregator; Brokering; Client aggregator; Cloud services brokerage; Data aggregation; Financial account aggregator; Intermediarisation; Intermediation
CAPEC Category / Attack Pattern IDs
- 167 Lifting Sensitive Data from the Client
- 210 Abuse of Functionality
CWE Base / Class / Variant IDs
- 799 Improper Control of Interaction Frequency
WASC Threat IDs
- 21 Insufficient Anti-Automation
- 42 Abuse of Functionality
OWASP Attack Category / Attack IDs
- Abuse of Functionality