Targeted vs. Automated
Account Takeover Attacks
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
A few of our happy customers:
Protecting your enterprise from breaches and account takeovers has never been a bigger challenge.
If your account takeover prevention program primarily focuses on automated credential stuffing attacks, you may be leaving your organization exposed to serious losses. Learn more in this webinar we hosted with ISMG.
The SpyCloud Difference
Truly Actionable Recaptured Data
SpyCloud solutions are backed by the world’s most current and comprehensive repository of recaptured data from breaches, malware infections, and other underground sources – with billions of exposed credentials and PII. It’s the same data that fraudsters use, but we make it actionable to prevent account takeover, ransomware attacks, and online fraud.
Check Your Exposure
See your real-time account takeover exposure details powered by SpyCloud data.