Millions of Stolen User Records Create Risk for Your Business
It’s not just information that’s stolen from your company that puts your business in jeopardy. Your company’s security is also in danger because of information stolen in data breaches at other businesses or through breaches at hospitals, government agencies, utilities, colleges, and other organizations – and that risk is growing every day as more information makes its way to the Dark Web.
Dark Web activity has exploded in 2020. The combination of millions of people suddenly working from home, a thirst for knowledge about the pandemic, and advancements in ransomware and other cybercrime technology has made it easier than ever for cybercriminals to get their hands on the information that they need to target and attack organizations – 60% of the information on the Dark Web has the potential to harm enterprises.
One common way that cybercriminals use this information is to gather or obtain huge lists of passwords that have been stolen in data breaches around the world. It’s a well-known fact among bad actors that people tend to recycle passwords, often using a few that they cycle through for both work and home applications. If those passwords are stolen in a data breach and hit the Dark Web, they’re added to the pool that cybercriminals draw from when gathering ammunition for attacks.
That can create severe risks for your business. For example, if one of your staffers is recycling a favorite password by using it for both their company O 365 password and their personal Spotify account, and that password gets stolen in a data breach (Spotify has had 3 data breaches in 2020 alone), then cybercriminals now have a key that unlocks the front door to your business.
That’s why you should add Dark Web monitoring with a dynamic solution like Dark Web ID to your security plan. Find out that one of your company’s credentials has been compromised before the bad guys do with 24/7/365 monitoring using human and machine analysis. Dark Web ID constantly sweeps Dark Web data markets to find your potentially compromised credentials and alert your IT team immediately when one pops up.
Don’t take chances on an unexpected credential compromise incident, because even the best-laid security plan can be undone in a second with one compromised credential that goes undetected, allowing cybercriminals to slide right in to your business. Include reliable, affordable Dark Web monitoring in your 2021 security plan and gain peace of mind against unpleasant surprises like credential compromise from the Dark Web.