Can/do botnets brute force "high value" users of services like Gmail?

Published: 11/07/2019
Can/do botnets brute force "high value" users of services like Gmail?
Source: SECURITY.STACKEXCHANGE.COM

On an intranet a login is generally disabled after a very small number of failed logins. But a public email service like Gmail can't do the same, otherwise pranksters would just be continuously locking people out. Unlike brute forcing a password file that you have locally, hitting a specific account on a remote service like Gmail involves significant network latency - thus severly limiting the sp

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