Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) attacks are rising as more organizations work from home. Brute force RDP attacks from across the globe seek to gain access to an Internet-connected computer, and then use it to infect other devices and servers on the network.
In a brute force attack an attacker attempts to gain access to a computer by guessing the username and password of one of its users. Some attacks will try a limited number of usernames and passwords on as many computers as possible, while others will try tens of thousands of usernames and passwords on a single computer. Attacks are automated and relentless, and can start within hours of a computer being connected to the Internet.
Infiltrate your network. Once attackers have a foothold on one endpoint, they can use it to gather information, map your network, and then attack it from the inside.
Hold your company hostage. Attackers take full control of your company’s network and hold it, and your data, hostage.
Malwarebytes’ Brute Force Protection blocks brute force RDP attacks on Windows workstations and servers by blocking IP addresses that exceed a threshold of invalid login attempts.Read the Brute Force Protection Whitepaper
Brute force attacks are login attempts, but they don't look like normal users trying to log in. They can be identified by things like: The increased speed and frequency at which they occur, the unusual number of passwords used, and where the attempts originate.
Yes. In the US, UK,and other jurisdictions, using a computer without its owner's permission is illegal.
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