As the digital transformation is increasingly becoming a significant actor in today's business world, the companies and public institutions frequently face the threat of cyberattacks. The attacks aiming to demand ransom on sensitive data or cause loss of reputation utilize various methods. For instance, as much as a cyber attacker may prefer Ransomware, Phishing and malware attacks; they may also use a different method by planning a Brute Force Attack.
One of the most significant cybersecurity threats, the Brute Force Attack is, essentially, utilizing a trial and error method to attempt to find a hidden web site or web page, seize a password and user name or find a key index used to encrypt a message.
Although a brute force attack is an old method for data security threats, it is still popular with hackers due to its effectiveness and low cost. In fact, the information provided by Digital Shadows supports the widely accepted opinion regarding the cost of this type of attack. According to the research, brute force attack tools cost around $4 in digital crime markets. In other words, companies and public institutions that do not have successful access security systems can suffer from data loss worth millions of dollars because of an attack tool that costs only $4.
Cyber attackers aim to gain different benefits via brute force attacks. The main goals and profits of this type of cyberattack can be listed as follows:
Each brute force attack utilizes a different method to expose sensitive data. Let us review the working principles of the most preferred methods in this context and learn more about a Brute Force Attack.
Here are the types of brute force attacks:
According to the data provided by Verizon, the most utilized form of cyberattacks in 2020, following spyware, was brute force attacks. Therefore, it is imperative to provide details on the motivations for the attacks mentioned above. The reason why is that the situations such as an authorized account breach or secret websites being exposed may compromise the sensitive data owned by institutions.
You have to establish a multi-tiered security plan in order to protect a public institution or a company against brute force attacks. The best way to do that starts by creating your own password policy; you can find the other methods below:
As Krontech, our PAM product Single Connect makes it easier for you to avoid brute force attacks thanks to its modules. Let us review the modules and learn more about the above-mentioned solutions:
Thanks to all these modules, you can remove all elements, such as brute force attacks that threaten the data security of companies and institutions, and secure the digital assets of your company by utilizing the solution range of Single Connect, which offers end to end data security.
Recognized in the 2021 Gartner Magic Quadrant for PAM report as well, Single Connect proves itself to be one of the most prominent Privileged Access Management software by being acknowledged in the Gartner Magic Quadrant report two years in a row.
If you'd like to learn more about Single Connect and protect your company/institution with an end to end cybersecurity solution, please do not hesitate to contact us.