Credential Theft

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1. Spyware is a form of malware that is designed to collect information. Keystroke logging (keylogger) is a form of software that has the capability to record every keystroke inputted. Credential theft occurs when a spyware or keylogger is installed into a system, recording both user and system-generated information.

Related Term: Malware

(Source: Business Continuity Management Institute - BCM Institute)


2. Spyware/keylogger attacks involve unauthorized software or hardware introduced to a system to record user and system-generated information. Threat actor motivations range from financial, to espionage to ideology.
Source: (Verizon, 2016)