97 Percent of Top 1000 Orgs Have Lost Sensitive Credentials in Recent Hacks
Security Update : An analysis of the Forbes Top 1000 companies reveals that 97 percent of all organizations have been affected by recent data breaches at large Internet services.
Researchers from Digital Shadows said they’d found 5,550,485 credentials associated with enterprise email addresses or users related in some other form with these Forbes Top 1000 companies.
These credentials were leaked in data breaches at other services, where these employees had registered accounts with their corporate credentials.
Password reuse is a clear danger for their native organizations, who now must scan the Dark Web for recent breaches and make sure none of their employees had carelessly exposed their network.
But even if companies managed to change overlapping and shared passwords, they remain at risk, most notably from spear-phishing.
Crooks now have lists of addresses of certified employees working for certain co… (read more)