For better or worse, passwords aren’t going away anytime soon. As long as passwords are active, criminal hackers will use them to access organizations. Organizations need solid password policies to safeguard Active Directory against breached passwords to prevent hacker access.
Password-based authentication is both the first line of defense, and the weakest link, when it comes to securing your SaaS applications. We know that end-users default to poor password practices—recent reports found 99% of users reusing passwords either across work accounts, or between work and personal accounts.
Criminal hackers look eagerly toward the holidays because it's a time for vacations, general absences, and fewer eyes on the organization's passwords. There is a 30% increase in the average number of ransomware attacks over the holiday period compared to the monthly average.
According to iapp, almost half of all data breaches in 2022 began with stolen credentials and ransomware damages are expected to exceed $30 billion worldwide in 2023.
Attackers used SMS text messages as a delivery mechanism is the Twilio and Cloudflare attack. Additionally, the attackers seemed to have targeted specific employees and they demonstrated significant knowledge of who those employees regularly interacted with.
New report showing individual compliance regulations and their propensity to allow breached passwords into the fold – up to 83% of known breached passwords can satisfy regulatory compliance standards.
There is more to pandemic burnout than just wanting the world to go back to the way that it used to be. Pandemic burnout is directly contributing to a variety of cybersecurity problems.