It’s hard to open a newspaper, watch the news or browse the internet these days without seeing stories about the latest cyber attack victims. The recent Facebook breach exposing 30 – 90 million user accounts depending on which reports you believe, should hit home that credentials are being stolen en mass.
Within days of the breach becoming public it was possible to purchase user credentials for $2.90 each on the Dark Web.
Users tend to use the same passwords across both social media and business accounts, the first port of call for the hacker who has purchased the credentials is to find publicly exposed systems such as your Outlook web mail, or your business portal.
If a user has used the same credentials across personal and business accounts the hacker has now gained access to your company data and systems with minimal effort.
Worse still, as the hacker has gained access using legitimate credentials your IT department or monitoring systems will not see any account lockouts or other unusual behaviour associated with a brute force cyber attack. A hacker can can sit on your network unnoticed for months, slowly learning about the company, ex-filtrating data from the system and installing remote access tools to keep a foothold in your network long after the users credentials have changed.
The first you know of the breach is a phone call from the local press asking for a comment on your leaked data which is now publicly available.
Skanco’s Dark Web Monitoring service searches the most secretive corners of the Dark Web to find compromised credentials associated with your company, contractors and other personnel, and notifies you immediately when these critical assets are compromised. Real time notification allows you to take corrective action before your credentials are used for identity theft, data breaches or other cyber crimes.
How Skanco’s Dark Web Monitoring service protects your business
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