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Protect Employees and Consumers from Account Takeover

Can account takeover be stopped?

Account takeover (ATO) occurs when a bad actor acquires another person’s login credentials, most often by leveraging reused or similar passwords from previously breached sites, to gain access to existing accounts — which may unlock corporate data, sensitive PII, funds, loyalty points and more. It is difficult to stop the bleed, but it is possible with early detection.

Check Your Exposure

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How to Prevent Account Takeover

SpyCloud utilizes human intelligence (HUMINT) and automated scanning to gain access to the same data the fraudsters use. Through our proprietary technology and tradecraft, we can surface exposed data (credentials, PII, etc.) before it is used to cause harm, typically weeks or even months before it becomes available to “dark web scanners.”

The earlier 3rd party breaches are discovered, the faster you can mitigate the risk and prevent collateral damage to your employees or consumers – but it all depends on the quality and quantity of data you have at your fingertips.

Timeline of a data breach showing what cybercriminals do with stolen credentials, starting with targeted account takeover attacks of high-value victim. Ultimately, stolen logins will end up on the deep and dark web and used in high-volume credential stuffing attacks.

SpyCloud Account Takeover Fraud Prevention

Our award-winning solutions, built on our unique breach data collection and curation platform, enable you to proactively protect your users’ accounts and thwart online fraud.

Zero Trust
Enterprise Protection

Reset compromised passwords before criminals can use them to perpetrate ATO and ransomware attacks.

Password Security
Consumer Fraud Protection

Take informed action to combat account takeover and online fraud, preserve profits, and protect your brand reputation.

Fraud Investigations

Draw on decades-worth of digital breadcrumbs to unmask criminals attempting to defraud your business and your customers.


Create new revenue streams or enhance your product with SpyCloud’s unparalleled recaptured data.

The SpyCloud Difference

Truly Actionable Recaptured Data

Not all cyber security companies are the same and their approach to account protection varies widely. SpyCloud uses human intelligence (HUMINT) to recapture stolen credentials from third-party breaches and malware-infected devices faster than any other provider, and we crack passwords to make the data actionable.

Human Intelligence and Rock-Solid Data

SpyCloud offers the most comprehensive, cleansed data available to make your product effective at mitigating the harm that can be caused by exposed credentials and empowering your customer to take immediate action if a breach is discovered. We get access to the most sources and to data people don’t know exists. Many other companies use only automated means of obtaining breach data from public forums and fail to cleanse it so that it is actually usable.

NIST Password Screening

Access to Cracked, Plaintext Passwords

SpyCloud manages the most expansive database of plaintext passwords in the industry. Once a new breach is recovered from the dark web, we use specialized hardware and software to crack as many hashed passwords as possible. Of the more than 25 billion passwords recovered to date, more than 90% have been cracked by our team, giving you the ability to prove user exposures and automate password exposure checks across internal systems.

Largest Database, Most Matches and Most Industry-Leading Partners

Because of our proprietary use of both HUMINT and automation tools, SpyCloud boasts the largest database and the highest match rate of accounts being sold on underground markets. Leading companies including BT, Cisco, Avast and AlienVault rely on SpyCloud to protect their employee and customer accounts.

With expert eyes and ears always looking out for bad actors and breaches, SpyCloud is continually adding valuable data to our database. We are the only ones who crack passwords and update our data sets with real-time data straight from the dark web.

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Stop credential exposures from jeopardizing your business.