Usernames and passwords represent the keys to the door for malicious attackers. Criminals who know how to penetrate a company’s defences can easily steal hundreds or even thousands of credentials at a time.

Passwords are a twentieth century solution to a modern-day problem. Unfortunately, usernames and passwords are still the most common method for logging onto services including corporate networks, social media sites, e-commerce sites and others.

What Can An Attacker Do?

  • Send spam from compromised email accounts
  • Deface web properties and host malicious content
  • Install malware on compromised systems
  • Compromise other accounts using the same credentials
  • Exfiltrate sensitive data – Identity theft