Security Pros And 'Black Hats' Agree On Most Tempting Targets
Dark Reading, September 5th, 2019
September 5, 2019,
Volume 258, Issue 1

Malicious actors look for accounts that are springboards to other systems, according to nearly 300 attendees of Black Hat USA

"While black hat hackers and IT security professionals operate on different sides of the fence, a survey conducted at Black Hat USA in Las Vegas last month indicates that they concur on one important point: domain administrator and service accounts make tempting targets for attack.

The survey, conducted by Thycotic, included 300 individuals, of which the majority - 80% - identified themselves as security professionals or white hat hackers. The rest self-identified as black hats, grey hats, or "other." Overall, 59% of all of the respondents see domain admin accounts as a highly desirable target while 44% say that service accounts are juicy bullseyes..."

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