81 percent of hacking-related breaches occurred due to either stolen or weak passwords. -/-
The easiest way to gain access to information is by guessing an end user’s password. Many hackers extensively analyze both the keywords used in an organization as well as the keywords used in competitor organizations.
Hackers typically string together a set of potential keywords that may be commonly used by employees to get into a company’s network.
Instead of trying multiple passwords for one user, hackers try the same set of passwords for many users until they eventually get one password right. To their luck, if they happen to land an administrator-level password, the organization is doomed.