Credential Theft

Cybercriminals are stealing credentials using a wide range of techniques, tactics and procedures. The compromised data has a variety of uses and enables attackers to breach organizations and steal sensitive information. In fact, all it takes is a single good credential to gain access to an organization’s infrastructure and cause havoc. This series outlines the ways in which businesses across various industries are affected, and how cyberthreat intelligence can protect the enterprise and mitigate the impact of an attack.
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North American credential theft industry records substantial quarterly increase, against declines in Europe and Asia
141% increase in compromised credentials detected in North America during Blueliv quarterly analysis Fewer compromised European and Asian credentials detected over same period (22% and 36% decreases respectively) LokiPWS malware family distribution continues to increase faster than Pony this quarter Our latest quarterly credential theft analysis follows the initial...
The right tools for the job: how to protect against credential theft
Humans are often described as the weakest link in the cybersecurity chain. This is certainly true to an extent: witness the fact that phishing enabled 93% of data breaches last year. However, it might be more accurate to describe credentials themselves as the biggest threat to organizations. Whether we’re...
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Why Proactive Cybersecurity Begins with Monitoring for Compromised Credentials
Most IT security teams today are under a huge amount of pressure. With dwindling human resources, they must tackle a growing volume and range of sophisticated threats, as well as support ambitious digital transformation projects which could make or break the fortunes of their organization. Faced with this uphill...
Detecting Compromised Credentials
Why Proactive Cybersecurity Begins with Monitoring for Compromised Credentials Most IT security teams today are under a huge amount of pressure. With dwindling human resources, they must tackle a growing volume and range of sophisticated threats, as well as support ambitious digital transformation projects which could make or break...
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Insurance Identity theft: The weakest link
Anyone following the cybercrime landscape over the past two decades will be aware of one inalienable truth: online criminals will always go where there are people and money. Unfortunately, a side effect of the digital revolution has meant there are more online users and resultingly greater access to highly...
Banking on Threat Intelligence: The Impact of Credential Theft on Financial Services
A couple of years ago cyber-thieves managed to compromise the accounts of thousands of Tesco Bank customers in the UK, stealing £2.5m in the process. The attack was labelled “unprecedented” at the time. But while major incidents like this are few and far between, attackers are certainly turning the...
Stopping Password Theft: The Value of Proactive Threat Intelligence
Password Theft and passwords represent the “keys to the kingdom” in our modern, digital-centric world. They protect our personal and corporate email, our social networking accounts, and access to our most sensitive financial and healthcare data. At a business level, they’re also still widely used to protect enterprise accounts,...
Identity theft: mitigating risk for the enterprise
Today’s CIOs and CISOs have a problem. On the one hand they’re under increasing pressure to support digital transformation efforts designed to drive business growth and agility. But in moving to new technology platforms they inevitably also expose the organization to increased cyber risk. One of the most damaging...
Credential theft: the business impact of stolen credentials
Cybercriminals are stealing credentials using a wide range of techniques, tactics and procedures. The compromised data has a variety of uses and enables attackers to breach organizations and steal sensitive information. In fact, all it takes is a single good credential to gain access to an organization’s infrastructure and...
European credential theft industry booming as US market sees decline
39% increase in compromised credentials detected in Europe and Russia in 2018 Europe-only credential theft success at 62% growth rate Europe and Russia home to half of credential theft victims worldwide (49%) LokiPWS malware family distribution increases over 300% since start of 2017 Today we announced our new report...
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