Identity Exposure Report 2023
To understand how exposed employee identities impact organizations, SpyCloud combs through our entire database of assets recaptured from the criminal underground each year and analyzes the dark web data of employees and consumers tied to the large enterprises on the Fortune 1000 list. What we found and the greater impacts of stolen data may surprise you:
Of all malware-siphoned authentication data, browser session cookies are the most prized because they allow cybercriminals to become an identity’s clone and bypass authentication to seamlessly hijack a session, allowing them access to sensitive data, escalate employee privileges, and much more.
session cookies tied to these large enterprise employees that give bad actors unfettered access to your network.
When credentials are exposed in a data breach, cybercriminals inevitably test them against a variety of other online sites, taking over any other accounts protected by the same login information. If those stolen credentials contain a corporate email domain, criminals have an obvious clue that they could provide access to valuable enterprise systems, customer data, and intellectual property.
pairs of credentials with Fortune 1000 corporate email addresses and plaintext passwords.
Employee data that appears in logs exfiltrated from infostealer malware-infected devices creates an open door to your network. These high-severity exposures put your enterprise at risk of ATO and fraud, and make your organization vulnerable to ransomware attacks.
malware-infected employees tied directly to Fortune 1000 companies.
Exposed Cloud Applications
These exposures come from popular enterprise applications such as online email and office applications, cloud hosting environments, customer relationship managers, payroll management, video conference platforms, source code repositories, and much more. Data stolen from these applications can be used to aid attacks or can be the goal of the attack itself.
popular cloud applications that could give criminals incredible levels of access to corporate data.
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