Account takeover (ATO) occurs when criminals use stolen logins to access user accounts without permission–typically credentials that have been exposed in a third-party breach. Using victims’ accounts, criminals can make fraudulent purchases, drain accounts, steal sensitive data, or move laterally within a target organization.
The vast majority of account takeover attempts are automated credential-stuffing attacks. However, SpyCloud customers report that 80 percent of losses come from just 10 percent of ATO attempts, which are highly targeted and challenging to detect.
Read this whitepaper to learn:
The differences between targeted and automated account takeover attacks and why targeted attacks can cause so much damage
The five phases of an account takeover attack and the tactics, techniques, and procedures cybercriminals throughout the attack timeline
How early detection can help you prevent both targeted and automated account takeover
Solution: Account Takeover Prevention
Reset stolen passwords before criminals can use them to defraud your users or access sensitive corporate data.
Preventing account takeover begins with monitoring the dark web, but without the ability to match user accounts with a database of exposed credentials, a top 10 travel booking site was vulnerable to attack.
SpyCloud’s account takeover prevention and fraud investigation solutions are backed by the world’s most current and comprehensive repository of recovered stolen credentials and PII. More data, particularly plaintext passwords, means more matches and stronger account protection.
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