01/10/2020

In recent news, password-spraying attack methods are on the rise due to Iranian hackers that go by the name of Magnallium. Although they are targeting electric utilities, oil and gas firms, and US infrastructure, any company in any industry could be impacted due to various intrusions caused by the attempts.

What is password-spraying?

Password-spraying is when attackers guess common passwords for all types different accounts in large quantities. Examples of common passwords are “awesome123”, “coolguy!”, “cowboys”, etc.

You might be wondering how hackers would have your username, account information or email. Surprisingly, there are massive quantities of names, email addresses, accounts and passwords easily found in the dark web. The dark web is primarily an information database of all of the compromises over the last couple of decades, some that you know about, and some that you don’t.

What can you do?

Best practice is to change your passwords regularly and use multifactor authentication where it is supported. Also, if you have any common easily guessable passwords- change them now!

Related Resources

BlogBlog

GRC: Four Signs You Need it. Six Ways It Helps Your Business

Enter go to Blog : GRC: Four Signs You Need it. Six Ways It Helps Your Business
BlogBlog

Cloud Transformation: How and When to Make the Move

Enter go to Blog : Cloud Transformation: How and When to Make the Move
BlogBlog

People Who Deliver: Spotlight Interview with Involta's VP of Sales, Eastern Region

Enter go to Blog : People Who Deliver: Spotlight Interview with Involta's VP of Sales, Eastern Region
BlogBlog

Transformation and Growth Require That MDR Can Scale

Enter go to Blog : Transformation and Growth Require That MDR Can Scale
BlogBlog

Backup and Recovery: Safeguard Your Data

Enter go to Blog : Backup and Recovery: Safeguard Your Data
BlogBlog

Is the Future a Dangerous Place for Business?

Enter go to Blog : Is the Future a Dangerous Place for Business?

Stay up to date with the latest from Involta

We use cookies to offer you a better web experience? By continuing to use our website, you agree to the Privacy Policy.