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Credential Threat

What is a Credential Threat?

A Credential Threat involves a hacker attempting to steal the login credentials of a user and then using those credentials to gain access to the user’s accounts, often specifically focusing the user’s organizational access.

How to Recognize This Threat: Credential threats typically originate via email, with spearphishing and whaling emails designed to steal users’ login information and passwords.

How to Prevent This Threat: Organizations should train users to look for the signs of phishing emails and teach them how to avoid falling victim to them. Most importantly though, organizations should have robust cyber security measures in place, including a firewall with active security services. Get a firewall Free with a 3-year subscription.