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Credential-Phishing Attempts Highest on Tuesdays

October 05, 2018 / Kacy Zurkus

Credential phishing campaigns, in which high-profile individuals are unwittingly falling victim to malicious actors who are looking to gain access into business systems, have proven to be a successful attack vector. According to a new Menlo Security report, Understanding a Growing Threat: Credential Phishing, credential phishing is a quickly growing cyber-attack and is increasingly becoming the preferred entry point for most attackers. Bad actors try to steal user credentials by tricking them into using their login information on fraudulent sites. By either hijacking an existing login page or creating a highly sophisticated login website that closely resembles an authentic site, attackers easily gain access to the network.