2022 Ransomware Defense Report

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The SpyCloud Ransomware Defense Report 2022

An annual benchmark of organizations’ preparedness and strategies to close the gaps

2022 Ransomware Defense Report Preview

Our annual survey of 300+ security leaders in the US, Canada, and UK revealed that despite 86% increasing budget to protect against ransomware, 90% of organizations reported being affected by ransomware in the last 12 months – leaving security teams with little confidence in their defenses.

But there is hope. With credentials at the forefront of protecting employee identities, we were intrigued to find multi-factor authentication (MFA) in use at almost all organizations and that monitoring for compromised credentials saw a significant increase year-over-year, from 44% to 73%. And with the increased severity and frequency of malware infections, a majority of respondents agree that credential-stealing malware – especially on unmanaged devices accessing the network – is a growing concern as a hard-to-detect entry point for ransomware.

The 2022 SpyCloud Ransomware Defense Report benchmarks the challenges and proactive approaches to fighting against ransomware. Download the report to:

  • Benchmark your preparedness measures
  • Assess the challenges of third-party risk and the increased severity of malware and data breaches
  • Understand the vulnerabilities created by the riskiest entry points for ransomware
  • Determine how effective your countermeasures are compared to your peers

Solution: Proactive Ransomware Protection
Close the gaps in your ransomware prevention strategy by remediating compromised credentials and malware-infected devices

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The SpyCloud Ransomware Defense Report 2022

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The SpyCloud Difference

Stolen credentials – obtained through breaches and malware-infected devices – are a criminal’s all-access pass to your systems. So take them out of the equation. SpyCloud offers early detection and continuous visibility of exposed credentials and negates this threat vector immediately. The effort and cost of recovery from ransomware (not to mention the negative press attention) far outweigh the effort and cost associated with proactive prevention.

SpyCloud acts as a ransomware “early warning system” for hundreds of global enterprises, including half of the Fortune 10.

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Infected User Response Guide

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Infected User Response Guide

Take swift action on malware infections
Malware Infected User Guide

Many users are unknowingly using systems infected with malware that provides cybercriminals with access to their account passwords and full browser details. Information pilfered by these “botnets” is collected by bad actors, shared in small circles, and sometimes posted in hacking web forums, making it simple for cybercriminals to perpetrate account takeover, SIM swaps, blackmail and identity theft, and make fraudulent purchases.

Enterprises can mitigate the risks associated with malware infections by taking swift action to inform affected users and help them remediate.

Download our Infected User Response Guide to learn:

  • How infected users impact your organization, even if the affected systems fall outside of corporate control
  • What it means when employee or consumer information appears on a botnet log
  • How to contact users with an action plan (we provide an email template you can use right away)

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

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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Best Practices for Notifying Consumers of a Third-Party Data Breach

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Best Practices for Notifying Consumers of a Third-Party Breach

Preview of the SpyCloud whitepaper, "Best Practices for Notifying Consumers of a Third-Party Data Breach"

It’s no longer a question of ‘if,’ but ‘when.’

Your consumers will reuse passwords, and those passwords will be exposed in a third-party data breach.

As soon as reused passwords become available to cybercriminals, your consumers are at high risk of account takeover fraud, which can result in substantial losses for you and for your consumers.

By monitoring your consumers’ credentials and resetting exposed passwords, you can help prevent account takeover and reduce online fraud. However, the language you use to notify them that their passwords must be reset requires careful consideration. Informing affected users that their credentials have been exposed on the criminal underground can encourage them to choose strong, unique passwords and protect any other accounts that share the same login information. On the other hand, some consumers may wonder how you located their information on the ‘dark web’ in the first place and where it was exposed.

Download our best practices guide to learn:

  • Common attack scenarios cybercriminals capitalize on in the ecommerce customer journey
  • Why a more thorough understanding of consumers’ risk is critical – and more possible than ever
  • How to incorporate predictive risk scored based on analysis for recaptured underground data in your control framework to prevent more fraud while safeguarding the customer experience

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 whitepaper 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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The CISOs Report: Perspectives, Challenges and Plans for 2022 and Beyond

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The CISOs Report: Perspectives, Challenges and Plans for 2022 and Beyond

As the attack surface expands, Chief Information Security Officers (CISOs) are grappling with ever evolving challenges, from rapidly increasing ransomware attacks to remote work to supplier risk.

The CISOs Report, a global survey of more than 400 CISOs sponsored by SpyCloud, provides invaluable insights for the leaders of modern cybersecurity teams – to benchmark their posture, experiences, and concerns against others; to learn from what their peers are doing and planning to do; and to validate their own plans and investments for moving forward.

Download this report to see:

  • The ways CISOs are protecting identity as the new perimeter
  • The impact automated solutions can have when faced with a shortage of cybersecurity talent
  • How CISOs are taking action on Zero Trust Models that elevate the importance of identity
Graph showing responses to the question: Please indicate the top 3 priorities for your organization’s cybersecurity team over the next 12 months.

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A few of our happy customers:

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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2022 Fortune 1000 Identity Exposure Report

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2022 Fortune 1000 Identity Exposure Report

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With the continued onslaught of data breaches and malware infections, account takeover and online fraud are serious security threats facing enterprises every day. Add to it employees’ bad habit of using weak and reused passwords, and that creates the perfect opportunity for malicious actors to take advantage.

To highlight the scope of the problem, SpyCloud analyzed the exposed data tied to employees of Fortune 1000 organizations in our database. For this analysis, we examined over 126 million Fortune 1000 employee breach records containing more than 687 million assets, all of which are available to cybercriminals and can be used for malicious purposes.

Download the report to see:

  • The sectors with the highest and most severe exposure
  • The most popular exposed passwords of Fortune 1000 employees
  • The impact of malware-infected employees and consumers
  • Infographics detailing credential exposure, password reuse rates, and more for all 21 Fortune 1000 sectors

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2022 SpyCloud Identity Exposure Report
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2022 Annual Identity Exposure Report

Our annual reports analyzes the 15.5 billion assets we recaptured from the criminal underground last year, and how enterprises can use this information to protect themselves from ATO, malware, and ransomware, and protect their consumers from online fraud.

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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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2022 Report: Identity Exposure of London’s FTSE 100

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2022 Report: Identity Exposure of London's FTSE 100

(And Their Subsidiaries)

Graphic of SpyCloud's 2022 FTSE Identity Exposure Report

As data breaches and malware infections continue to leak employees’ credentials and PII at a massive scale, their password reuse remains critically high, creating significant security risks for organisations and the consumers who rely on them to keep their data safe. 

A single set of employee credentials that have been exposed in a third-party breach can leave the door wide open for bad actors to gain entry into a corporate network – but we found that London’s FTSE 100 and their subsidiaries have 2.7 million pairs of exposed plaintext credentials in the criminal underground.

To provide a snapshot of employee identity exposures affecting major enterprises, SpyCloud analyzed the data we’ve recaptured from breaches, malware-infected devices, and other underground sources tied to FTSE 100 and subsidiary employees. We examined over 51 million assets, all of which are available on the criminal underground and can be used for malicious purposes.

  • The types of stolen FTSE 100 employee data criminals have access to, and the danger it presents to these organisations
  • The most popular exposed passwords of FTSE 100 employees
  • Which industries lead in exposed data and severity
  • The impact of malware-infected employees and consumers

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2022 SpyCloud Identity Exposure Report
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2022 Annual Identity Exposure Report

Our annual reports analyzes the 15.5 billion assets we recaptured from the criminal underground last year, and how enterprises can use this information to protect themselves from ATO, malware, and ransomware, and protect their consumers from online fraud.

Read More

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

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2022 Annual Identity Exposure Report

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2022 Annual Identity Exposure Report

2022 SpyCloud Identity Exposure Report

Last year, SpyCloud recaptured more than 15 billion credentials and PII assets from the criminal underground. That’s a 200% increase in assets recaptured compared to the prior year – ample data that fraudsters are exploiting for identity fraud, which impacts businesses and consumers alike.

Our annual report analyzes this data and sheds light on the trends we observed throughout the year, explaining how enterprises can use this information to protect themselves from account takeover, malware, and ransomware, and protect their consumers from online fraud.

Download the report to see:

  • The trends our researchers observed within cybercriminal communities over the last year
  • Why the rate of password reuse continues to rise
  • Popular passwords influenced by entertainment, politics, and sports (Marvel characters make frequent appearances!)
  • How this stolen data is used to perpetrate ransomware and other targeted attacks
  • The urgency of the malware problem, including a spotlight on RedLine Stealer, and why we’ve put even more focus on collecting bot logs from malware-infected devices
  • The top 12 notable breaches of 2021

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Malware Infected User Guide
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Infected User Response Guide

Handy guide to decipher what it means when employee or consumer information appears on a botnet log, and how to contact infected users with an action plan.

Read More

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

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Reducing Identity Fraud in Ecommerce

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Reducing Identity Fraud in Ecommerce

Balancing Fraud Losses & Customer Experience

With both consumers and fraudsters flocking online during the pandemic, online identity verification and the balance of fraud prevention and customer friction are the top two challenges facing ecommerce companies today. They must find new ways of reducing friction across the entire customer journey while detecting fraud seamlessly and cost-efficiently. 

Learn how an effective fraud solution that incorporates identity intelligence will help you make fast, accurate fraud decisions with a higher degree of confidence. 

Download our report for insights on:

  • Common attack scenarios cybercriminals capitalize on in the ecommerce customer journey
  • Why a more thorough understanding of consumers’ risk is critical – and more possible than ever
  • How to incorporate predictive risk scored based on analysis for recaptured underground data in your control framework to prevent more fraud while safeguarding the customer experience

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Reducing Identity Fraud in Ecommerce
Download the PDF version of the whitepaper to print or share with others.

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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Stop fraud that stems from malware infections, breach data, and bad actors logging in with real customers’ browser fingerprints.

Reducing Identity Fraud While Improving the Digital Customer Experience in Financial Services

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Reducing Identity Fraud While Improving the Digital Customer Experience in Financial Services

Fraud Report

Recent changes in consumer behaviors and stronger reliance on online transactions create a fertile ground for identity fraud in the financial services industry.

Financial institutions are hard pressed to meet consumer expectations of high levels of account security while also maximizing the user experience.

Are you doing all you can to balance prevention controls with fraud mitigation, while ensuring a quality customer experience? Learn how implementing seamless and fast fraud analysis tools can help financial institutions strike that balance.

Download this whitepaper for insights on:

  • Common attack scenarios cybercriminals capitalize on in the FI customer journey
  • Why a more thorough understanding of consumers’ risk is critical – and more possible than ever
  • How to use predictive risk scores based on analysis of recaptured underground data to enhance the customer experience

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Reducing Identity Fraud While Improving the Digital Customer Experience in Financial Services
Download the PDF version of the whitepaper to print or share with others.

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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Stop fraud that stems from malware infections, breach data, and bad actors logging in with real customers’ browser fingerprints.

2021 Ransomware Defense Report

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The SpyCloud Ransomware Defense Report 2021

The state of current & future ransomware capabilities
Ransomware Defense Report Preview

We surveyed enterprises and found that they aren’t exactly optimistic about ransomware. They told us that phishing emails and compromised credentials are their riskiest entry points, and yet the majority of organizations lack some basic measures to shore up passwords and authentication.

But it’s not all bad news. Our data shows that organizations are doing many of the right things and moving in the right direction to fight back.

Download the Ransomware Defense Report to:

  • Discover the real magnitude of the ransomware problem beyond high-profile attacks that make the news
  • Compare how your preventative measures stack up to your peers
  • Get best practices you can implement to improve your ransomware defenses

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The SpyCloud Ransomware Defense Report
Download the PDF version of the report to print or share with others.

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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