compromised credentials risk
When cybercriminals conduct network intrusions and steal usernames and passwords, they typically post that information on the internet. Braintrace’s Cyber Threat Intelligence collection platform searches the open, deep and dark web for compromised credentials posted by these cybercriminals. To date, Braintrace has discovered approximately 4.04 Billion exposed records from over 250 data breaches posted online.
Braintrace’s Compromised Credentials service provides valuable insight into the exposure of usernames and passwords associated with employees of client organizations. For example, when employees use their corporate email address to sign up for third-party services, such as LinkedIn, and the service becomes of a victim of a data breach, like LinkedIn did in 2016, the email addresses and passwords used to sign into those services get posted on the internet. Due to the high probability of password reuse and use of like-passwords, leaked passwords from one site could potentially allow a cybercriminal to gain unauthorized access into an employee’s corporate account.