Industry News and Company Updates

  • Getting Passwords Right with NIST

    NIST Guidelines For Password Strength

    Passwords need not be hard to remember. They just need to be hard to guess. NIST sets forth new guidelines to make creating strong passwords a bit easier.

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  • Customer Account Takeover Can Be Prevented

    Customer Account Takeover Can Be Prevented

    What Is ATO and Why Should You Care? Because of widespread password reuse, Account Takeover (ATO) attacks have become an extremely lucrative business for cybercriminals. Organized crime rings are performing ATO attacks on a massive scale by leveraging botnet-infected armies to attempt credential stuffing attacks against various web and mobile…

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  • 2017 Annual Credential Exposure Report

    2017 was a busy year for hackers. Interested to see just how busy, our annual credential exposure report breaks all the breaches down by the numbers.

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  • Our Perspective – 1.4 Billion Clear Text Credentials

    We’ve been asked to provide our point of view regarding 4iQ’s recent article advertised as “Largest Credential Breach Exposure”.  The eye catching beginning of the article can be seen here: The short of the story is that 4iQ picked up a combo list. Research organizations find these lists in the…

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  • How the Grinch Stole Your Customer’s Account

    It’s mid- November and the hectic holiday season is top of mind for many organizations.  There are only a few more days before the threat level increases.  As early deal-hunters start to strategize ahead of Black Friday and Cyber Monday, so too, are cyber criminals strategizing to exploit the fact…

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  • The Equifax Breach: A Researcher’s Perspective

    What Every US Taxpayer Needs to Know SSN, DoB and other information (known as Fullz) have been floating around en masse throughout the Underground prior to the recent Equifax breach.  The barrier to entry for acquiring and vetting fullz for sale made them valuable.  Usually, fraudsters would capture SSN’s and…

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  • Taringa: Over 28 Million Users Exposed in Massive Data Breach

    Security experts and news outlets alike have been ruminating over last week’s breach of Taringa, an Argentine social network platform with a predominately Latin-American user base. Over 28 million records were compromised as a result of the breach. Records included users’ email addresses, usernames and hashed passwords. Unfortunately, the passwords were hashed using 128-bit…

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  • SpyCloud Wins Best of Show Award for ATO Prevention at Finovate Fall 2017

    We’re pleased to announce that SpyCloud has won the “Best of Show” award at Finovate Fall 2017.  The competitive pool included more than 70 companies that demoed their technology to leaders in the financial sector to discuss breakthrough banking, financial and payments technology in a four-day event series.  You can…

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  • SpyCloud Appoints Cisco and Thales e-Security Executives to its Board of Directors

    SpyCloud welcomes two cybersecurity industry veterans to the team AUSTIN, Texas, Sept. 11, 2017 /PRNewswire/ – SpyCloud, the pioneer in breach discovery and credential recovery, has appointed John N. Stewart, SVP, Chief Security and Trust Officer of Cisco, and Alan Kessler, President and CEO of Thales e-Security to its Board of…

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  • SpyCloud Chosen to Demo Cutting-Edge Account Takeover Prevention at FinovateFall 2017

    SpyCloud, pioneers in breach discovery and credential recovery, will showcase its solution at this year’s FinovateFall conference.  Executives from SpyCloud’s world-class team of cybersecurity experts will use their deep-seated industry knowledge to demonstrate how to keep employee and customer financial information secure from cyber criminals.

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