Brute Force Attacks Conducted by Cyber Actors

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Advanced Persistent Threat Activity Exploiting Managed Service Providers

In a traditional brute-force attack, a malicious actor attempts to gain unauthorized access to a single account by guessing the password. This can quickly result in a targeted account getting locked-out, as commonly used account-lockout policies allow three to five bad attempts during a set period of time. During a password-spray attack (also known as …

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