‘Password Spraying’ Technique Poses Latest Security Threat

Password Spraying

FT. LAUDERDALE, Fla.—The recent cyberattack on enterprise technology provider Citrix Systems using a technique known as password spraying highlights a major problem passwords pose for companies, a new report states.

Users who select weak passwords or reuse their login credentials on different sites expose their organizations to compromise, Dark Reading noted.

In March, Citrix posted a statement confirming that the company's internal network had been breached by hackers who had used password spraying, successfully using a short list of passwords on a wide swath of systems to eventually find a digital key that worked, Dark Reading explained.

The company began investigating after being contacted by the FBI in March, confirming that the attackers appeared to have downloaded business documents, Dark Reading said.

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