Account Takeover 101

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Account Takeover 101

What Is It & What Can You Do to Prevent It?

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“Even if you’re familiar with account takeover and think you’re prepared, the truth is it’s a never-ending game of whac-a-mole.”

Account Takeover (ATO) inflicts significant financial harm on businesses and individuals. As a corporate security team, you can’t defend yourself alone, and user habits will continue to put your organization at risk.

Preventing ATO might seem impossible, but vigilance and education offer some of the biggest advantages in beating criminals at their own game. With that in mind, we designed this whitepaper to help you thoroughly understand this ever-evolving threat and take the necessary steps to protect your users and your business.

  • Gain expert-level knowledge of the account takeover timeline
  • Understand user habits that lead to ATO risk and how to mitigate them
  • Know what measures are required to prevent ATO as early as possible

Download Account Takeover 101 [PDF] and see whether you’re doing enough to stop this insidious cyberattack.

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Solution: Account Takeover Prevention

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The SpyCloud Difference

SpyCloud provides the earliest detection of potentially compromised accounts – those using credentials that have appeared in a third-party breach and are therefore at risk of account takeover. And we automate the remediation of exposed passwords, enabling enterprises to lock down accounts quickly, before damage is done. 

Our goal is to help organizations to protect themselves from criminal activity and disrupt criminals’ ability to profit from stolen data.

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Targeted vs. Automated Account Takeover Attacks

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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
Solution: Account Takeover Prevention

Reset stolen passwords before criminals can use them to defraud your users or access sensitive corporate data.

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Targeted vs. Automated Account Takeover Attacks

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Top 10 Travel Booking Site

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.

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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.

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Considerations for Choosing an Account Takeover Security Solution

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Considerations for Choosing an Account Takeover Security Solution

Learn How to Evaluate Account Takeover Security Vendors

Account takeover (ATO) is a rising security problem. One that many organizations struggle to prevent. With millions of usernames and passwords being stolen every year, the enterprise is at high risk for attacks that can lead to financial and reputational damage. There are several ATO vendors offering differing solutions. How do you know which vendor to choose? This CSO whitepaper provides a guide to the best practices for evaluating how well each approach works, including a checklist of topics to discuss with each vendor being evaluated.

Download the whitepaper today to learn:

  • 11 key questions to ask ATO security solution vendors during product evaluation
  • Which solution features are most important
  • The key metrics every vendor should be able to provide
Solution: Account Takeover Prevention

Reset Stolen Passwords Before Criminals Can Use Them To Defraud Your Users Or Access Sensitive Corporate Data.

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Zero Trust

Download the Whitepaper:

Considerations for Choosing an Account Takeover Security Solution

A few of our happy customers:

Related Resources

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 breach exposure details powered by SpyCloud data.