The new coronavirus pandemic has brought a lot of unfortunate changes to our lives, including the spike in cybercrime. The feelings of uncertainty and anxiety made people more vulnerable to social engineering attacks, especially phishing. As the result, lots of financial and sensitive data was compromised.
Recent large-scale attacks on millions of websites show how important it is to continuously implement protective measures, such as security patch updates. We’ve also put together some more recommendations on incident prevention and recovery both for businesses and individual users.
Breach Report, as a dedicated cyber security service with one of the largest databases of breached account and private data leaks states its mission to make the Internet a safer place. We are actively involved in informing the industry and private sector about the benefits of the Dark Web Monitoring service and prevention of data leakage.
We look forward to seeing everyone at the Digital Transformation EXPO on September 29-October 1, 2020, where Breach Report will take part as a Media Partner.
The number of web apps offered online grows every year and their user base tends to increase as well. So it’s no wonder that cybercriminals are frequently targeting them. According to the Verizon Data Breach Investigations Report 2020, “attacks on web apps were a part of 43% of breaches, more than double the results from last year.
The attacker has already started to sell 8,225 databases with, allegedly, 15 billion user records on the darknet marketplace called Empire. The Breach Report team investigated the incident and came up with some new evidence-based conclusions.
Data leaks can be very dangerous. Compromised records may allow cybercriminals to steal valuable assets such as intellectual property, financial resources, or extort multi-million ransom. Unfortunately, the last couple of weeks were eventful in terms of resonant cyberattacks. Several IT giants suffered serious data breaches.
Breach Report team decided to check 81 antivirus companies in the database of 14,5 billion breached records.
Domain names of only 6 companies out of 81 (7,4%) appear to have never been leaked. More than 73,000 corporate emails belonging to 75 of them have been compromised.
According to the 2020 Data Breach Investigations Report, 86% of breaches are financially motivated. With the dark web market of stolen data being so vibrant and so profitable, organizations and individual users are under constant threat of cyber-attacks. But while big companies prioritize investing in cybersecurity, smaller organizations often put themselves and their users in a vulnerable position.
On May 21, a database belonging to a top social networking app Wishbone with records of 40 million users was leaked on the dark web.