Credential harvesting

What is credential harvesting?

Credential harvesting is a specific type of cyber attack targeting login credentials such as usernames and passwords. Popular credential harvesting tactics include email phishing, malicious websites, or browser extensions. Once the credentials are obtained, cybercriminals then use them to gain access to sensitive information—leaving organizations susceptible to security threats and fraudulent activity.  

Credential harvesting and security threats


How to prevent credential harvesting

Phishing requires less technical skill from hackers than other ransomware attack methods—such as exploiting Remote Desk Protocol (RDP) or software vulnerabilities.

In ransomware attacks, phishing emails may contain malicious attachments that download and infect a user’s computer at the time of click. These emails may also impersonate trusted brands to trick users into clicking links that deliver the malicious payload.

Ransomware is an invasive and costly cyberthreat for organizations of all sizes. As phishing emails deploy the most ransomware attacks, organizations need collaborative email security. By layering protection onto native environments and tools, it enables you to support all necessary activities for ransomware prevention, including threat detection, response, investigation, and education.

About Vade

Vade for M365 is powered by a collaborative AI engine that continuously learns from an alliance of more than 1.4 billion protected mailboxes, millions of daily user reports, and a team of cybersecurity analysts. Combining AI-powered email security and integrated features that are made for MSPs, you’ll save time, reduce admin workload, and get more ROI from cybersecurity.

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