Credential Stuffing 101

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Credential Stuffing 101

How these attacks work, why they persist, and what you can do to prevent them
Credential Stuffing 101
“As long as there are criminals willing to pay for stolen data and consumers failing to protect themselves, there will be people working to access data that isn’t theirs.”

Like all trends, cyber threats come in waves and credential stuffing attacks are no exception. Their sudden surge in popularity sends cybersecurity teams scrambling to respond to these overwhelming attacks, leaving little room to educate themselves and users on preventive measures, let alone address the underlying concerns that allow them to flourish. Among them:

  • Gigantic troves of stolen user account credentials are widely available for criminals to purchase
  • Consumers of digital services insist on using weak, easy-to-remember passwords for multiple accounts
  • Automated credential stuffing software makes perpetrating these malicious acts fairly easy

Regardless of your industry, credential stuffing is an equal opportunity offender and the implications are very real. In this report, SpyCloud taps its expertise in helping organizations recover exposed credentials to help you understand the anatomy of credential stuffing attacks, why they persist, and what you can do to prevent them.

Solution:

Consumer ATO Prevention
Protect your users from account takeover fraud and unauthorized purchases.
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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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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

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

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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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CISO’s Guide to Surviving a Data Breach

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CISO's Guide to Surviving a Data Breach

Surviving a Data Breach
“Remember, they hired you for the tough times. You survive by leading the best you can.”

If 2020 taught us anything, it’s the importance of preparedness. Large-scale data breaches are on the rise, costing an average $3.86 million. It’s time to get serious about your breach prevention and response plans.

Start by seeing how 3 seasoned CISOs survived data breaches that exposed customer data, and came out the other side with proven advice and lessons learned.

Download our guide for advice on:

  • Pre-breach fundamentals
  • Detecting breaches & finding stolen data on the dark web
  • Handling media relations & notifying customers
  • Navigating litigation
  • Long-term security investments & the question of ROI
It’s a rare peek into the full lifecycle of real-world data breaches that will help you be better prepared.
Insights relevant to all industries came from our interviews with:
  • Anthem’s Former CISO, Roy Mellinger
  • Landry’s Former CISO, Damian Taylor
  • CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield’s Former CIO, Harry D. Fox

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CISO’s Guide to Surviving a Data Breach

A few of our happy customers:

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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The 6 Myths About Account Takeover

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6 Myths About Account Takeover

Think Your Account Takeover Strategies are Working?

Account takeover (ATO) is happening at a record pace and stolen credentials are once again the #1 most common breach action. If the popular ATO prevention strategies were working, why is the number of account takeovers only increasing? There are several factors at play and unfortunately, most security solutions don’t go far enough to stop ATO. They only monitor, but they don’t protect. Companies don’t need more monitoring. They need prevention strategies that work.

Download our ebook to learn which of the most common techniques and technologies help and which provide false hope:

  • Multi-Factor Authentication
  • Password Managers
  • 90-Day Password Rotations
  • Behavior and Heuristic-Based Solutions
  • Deep & Dark Web Scanners, Crawlers and Scrapers
  • Corporate Policy

Solution:

Account Takeover Prevention
Reset stolen passwords before criminals can use them to defraud your users or access sensitive corporate data.
Download the PDF version of the Ebook to print or share with others.

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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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Check Your Exposure

See your real-time breach exposure details powered by SpyCloud data.