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Credential-Based Attacks: Executive Advisory Report

Credential-Based Attacks: Executive Advisory Report

Credential theft is the oxygen of malicious activity: nearly always there, necessary, but never noticed. According to the 2016 Verizon® Data Breach Report, 63 percent of confirmed data breaches leveraged credentials, and the use of stolen credentials is the most common approach in web-app attacks. Credential theft is a staple in the playbooks of sophisticated attackers, like the Sofacy threat actor group, and unsophisticated attackers alike.