HOW DO HACKERS SUCCESSFULLY ATTACK BUSINESSES?
The cybersecurity researchers at Digital Shadows studied The Dark Web for 18 months analyzing how hackers gain access to stolen account details. Their findings; shocking, yet powerful to mitigate your client’s cyber exposure. Right now, the average person has signed up for 191 online services, actively giving out 191 combinations of confidential login credentials. You would never give out your work email address and favorite reused password to a stranger, but that is exactly what the average person has done 191 times. Hackers have stolen over 15 billion login credentials from over 100,000 online services. These stolen login credentials are behind the vast majority of successful hack attacks on businesses!
THE SCARY, SHOCKING CYBER EXPOSURE REALITY
The vast majority of people do not understand that their confidential login credentials are already being used by hackers to attack their company! Most businesses learn this lesson, only after experiencing a hack attack.
MITIGATE CYBER EXPOSURE WITH THE DARK WEB SCANNER
Evolve’s Dark Web Scanner pulls the top 10 people within the organization that have had their login credentials stolen, prioritized by the amount of services that have lost their information. Empower your clients to mitigate their cyber exposure by presenting this information with security recommendations to decrease cyber exposure. Risk mitigation recommendations include, but are not limited to, implementing a strong password protection plan, multifactor authentication, and secure funds transfer protocols. You can find a total checklist of security best practices for management to audit their IT department in the Secure My Business Checklist button above.
DARK WEB HACKING STATISTICS
15 billion login credentials are circulating The Dark Web, up 300% since 2018.
100,000 online services have had their sensitive login information stolen by hackers.
General login credentials are initially sold for $15.43 before being released for free.
Financial/bank account credentials are sold at an average of $70.91 per login.
Administrator credentials are sold at an average of $3,139, but can go as high as $140,000.
2 million “invoicing” (already) compromised email threads are actively being sold.
Brute force cracking software is widely being used to verify stolen passwords at $4 an account.