We have seen quite a few leaked databases with usernames and passwords from various sources recently and with this brute force attacks are increasing. The information within the databases is harvested and incorporated into the attack. With these fresh leaked credentials there is a higher success rate of the brute force method.
One of the most common security attacks. The idea behind the brute force attack is to try all possible combinations of passwords until an attacker finds the one that works. These attacks persist because there are many automated bot tools available and the pre-built digests help them crack accounts. In addition, users continue to be a weak link, often choosing simple, easy-to-crack passwords or using the same password across different services.
WebbyTech can help offering security advice, from practical measures to implement, whether you would benefit from a next generation firewall device to monitor for such attacks, or improving your policies and procedures for password security. We can help keep your network secure – contact us today on 0333 320 7335 or email firstname.lastname@example.org