Alibaba Brute Force Attack

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In light of the recent brute force attack and the subsequent ‘bonanza’ that has compromised over 20 million accounts, Jonathan Sander, VP of product strategy at Lieberman Software have the following comments on it.

Jonathan Sander, VP of Product Strategy at Lieberman Software:

“When you use phrases like “brute force” and “simple attacks” it may seem that the bad guys are pretty dumb. Many of them are. They pick up the tools they find and point them in the right directions. Their only original thought is to attack someplace new. However, the reason they are successful is because someone much smarter forged the path. Someone figured out how to automate these cyber attacks. Someone found the vulnerabilities to exploit. Someone did all the smart work up front.

“It’s no different when you think about an automated response to an attack. Getting to the place where no one has persistent access to privilege means that someone pretty smart has to lead the organization to that state. First, they have to recognize the need and the benefits. Then they have to make the program happen. Perhaps hardest of all, they have to affect the behavior changes in the organization to support the new program. And, of course, they have to get the technology wired up to make it possible. Once that’s all in place it’s easy to push a button as an automated response, knowing you have the tools and the talent all lined up. That’s when you can make automation your ally instead of your enemy.”

About Lieberman Software
Lieberman SoftwareLieberman Software proactively stops cyber attacks that bypass conventional enterprise defenses and penetrate the network perimeter. The company provides award-winning privilege management and security management products to more than 1,400 customers worldwide, including nearly half of the US Fortune 50. By automatically securing privileged access – both on-premises and in the cloud – Lieberman Software controls access to systems with sensitive data, and defends against malicious insiders, zero day attacks and other advanced cyber threats. Lieberman Software is headquartered in Los Angeles, CA, with offices and channel partners located around the world.


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