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.

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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 is the authority on account takeover prevention.
– Richard Farley, CISO at Zoom

SpyCloud Account Takeover Fraud Prevention

Our award-winning solutions proactively protect your users’ accounts and thwart online fraud.

Zero Trust

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.

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.

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Data Types

Data Recaptured Through Human Intelligence

SpyCloud typically recaptures breached data in a matter of days directly from darknet forums and closed groups. Our HUMINT researchers lean heavily on social engineering to gain access to data well before it’s shared more openly, and months-to-years before it hits the public dark web so you can take immediate action when compromised accounts are discovered.

Botnet Logs

Besides 3rd party breaches, SpyCloud’s intelligence collection also includes post-infection botnet logs which indicate malware infections on corporate or personal devices. When your employees or consumers’ data is found in a botnet log, this indicates a high-severity exposures that puts them at great risk of ATO and fraud. Only SpyCloud’s solutions incorporate this data, enabling a more complete remediation process.

Access to Plaintext Passwords

SpyCloud manages the most expansive database of plaintext passwords in the industry. Once a new breach is recovered, we use specialized hardware and software to crack as many of the encrypted password hashes 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 with exact matches 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. No wonder we were named Best in Show by American Banker, won the NATO Defense Innovation Challenge, and Best of Show at Finovate. It’s also one of the reasons leading companies such as 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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