According to the 2020 Data Breaches report by Verizon, 25% of all breaches involved the use of stolen credentials. And for small businesses, that number hit 30%. Brute force attacks have a similar share, accounting for 18% of all breaches, and 34% of those for small businesses.
Why are password attacks like brute forcing so effective? And how exactly do they work?
Let’s take a look at three kinds of password attacks that present a real threat to sites and businesses of all sizes.