Credential Attacks

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Attackers don’t hack in, they log in.

Attackers usually don’t have to hack into your systems like in the movies; oftentimes, they log into your systems like valid users using credential attacks.
What are credential attacks?

Attackers collect usernames

Exploit poor password policies to obtain domain user credentials


Leverage misconfigurations to elevate privileges to domain administrator


…where they end up with the keys to the kingdom.

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Why fix vulnerabilities that can’t be exploited?

Most vulnerabilities found by vulnerability scanners cannot be exploited or are difficult and impractical to exploit; yet your teams spend precious time fixing these issues. Meanwhile, ransomware attackers are finding ways to chain together harvested credentials, misconfigurations, and dangerous product defaults to compromise your systems.

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Credential attacks are a critical enabler for ransomware, and they have cost businesses over $10B in the past 5 years.

Watch this Tech Talk: The Password Pandemic to learn more.

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Anthony Pillitiere
CTO & Co-Founder

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Naveen Sunkavally
Chief Architect

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Monti Knode
Director of Customer
& Partner Success

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Zach Hanley
Senior Engineer

Contact’s mission is to help you find and fix attack vectors before attackers can exploit them. Contact us now for a quote or if you have any questions.