Visible to the public "Nation-State Attackers Shift to Credential Theft"Conflict Detection Enabled

According to Jens Monrad, head of Mandiant Threat Intelligence for EMEA at FireEye, nation-state attackers such as those from Russia, Iran, and China have shifted their focus to credential theft. Monrad revealed an increase in the detection of credential-stealing malware observed by FireEye customers. He emphasized that stolen credentials allow cybercriminals to increase the stealth of their entry into systems and the operations that follow once they have successfully gained access to the systems. Organizations are encouraged to improve the management of their credentials, increase monitoring for stolen credentials, enforce multi-factor authentication, and more, in order to mitigate credential theft. This article continues to discuss why nation-state attackers are focussing more on credential theft.

Infosecurity Magazine reports "Nation-State Attackers Shift to Credential Theft"