Digital credentials are the corporates most critical asset. Unfortunately, the most common digital credentials used today that is username and password are all that stands between employees and the online services including corporate networks, social media sites, e-commerce sites and others. Having a good security practice that is using different passwords for different service eliminates most of the issues. Unfortunately, most of the users use very similar password for each service they use. Credentials are compromised in many ways like phishing – tricking users into disclosing credentials and delivering malware that captures credentials, Malvertising – Injecting malware into legitimate online advertising networks and delivering malware to visitors that captures credentials, Watering Holes – targeting a popular site like social media, corporate intranet and injecting malware into the code of the legitimate website and delivering malware to visitors that captures credentials and Web Attacks -Scanning internet facing company assets for vulnerabilities and exploiting it.
Usernames and passwords represent the keys to the kingdom for malicious attackers. Criminals who know how to penetrate a company’s defenses can easily steal hundreds or even thousands of credentials at a time, each one representing another potential entry point to compromise the organization’s networks and data. Only through defense in depth, implementing a suite of tools such as security monitoring, data leak prevention, multifactor authentication, improved security awareness and others can organizations protect their credentials and other digital assets from seeping onto the Dark Web.
Dark Web ID from ID Agent provides continuous searching, monitoring, and reporting on the presence of your organization’s credentials on the Dark Web, and immediately notifies you so that you can take action before these critical digital assets are used to compromise your personnel, networks and data. Coupled with a layered approach to security, Dark Web ID can help your organization to reduce the likelihood and impact of compromised credentials, meet compliance, and ensure that you are not the next organization in the headlines for the wrong reason.
Hackers and cybercriminals launch attacks every 39 seconds, which is an average of 2,244 times per day, with more than 8 Billion records confirmed to be compromised in the last year alone. Your information provides a very lucrative business opportunity for cybercriminals. Hackers and scammers are smart and efficient. With just a few key personal details and basic technological skills, these criminals could potentially gain access to some of your most important accounts.