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Account takeover attacks are on the rise

By tcavadias Staff ·
Tags: Security, Malware
Account takeover attacks (ATO) are on the rise, and most (78%) result in phishing attacks within companies. 22% of ATO incidents target sensitive departments, meaning businesses must stay updated on cybersecurity efforts.

Have you or someone you know been the target of a phising email? How did you handle it? Let us know in the comments below or on the main article!


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This year was full of it

by Marinaelvis In reply to Account takeover attacks ...

Identity fraud is rampant as more and more consumers turn to digital technology to communicate with each other, buy products and services, join social media groups, chat groups and online clubs.

The problem is just more and more, because more personal information can now be publicly available on social media channels and websites, and hackers are able to make personalized phishing attacks against recipients, making them more persuasive and likely to bypass many organizational security systems.

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ATO

by mangatsbulwark In reply to Account takeover attacks ...

Account takeover (ATO) assaults, in which an individual's qualifications are stolen and used to send messages from their genuine record, have numerous goals. A few aggressors attempt to utilize the hacked email record to dispatch phishing efforts that will go undetected, a few assailants take qualifications of different representatives and sell them operating at a profit market, and others utilize the record to direct observation to dispatch customized assaults. The most modern aggressors take the accreditations of a key worker and use them to dispatch a Business Email Compromise assault from the genuine representative's email address.

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How Could we handle it?

by Badshakhan In reply to Account takeover attacks ...

please guide us how do you handle it, And what should do we to get rid of them?

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Ways to handle account takeover attacks

by Ayesha Binte Aziz In reply to Account takeover attacks ...

Attackers may takeover account by most commonly a phishing scam via email messages, or via dark websites they purchase credentials, use of malware to install key loggers, use a brute force tool, etc.
Some prevention measures against these are that users shall be provided training and education for example upon how these attacks occur, importance of strong passwords and how to not to fall into any phishing scam. Users shall be required to make strong passwords.
If the account has been taken over, some measures taken for the customer can be locking down the account, contact information shall be checked as attackers change it to lock users out, also their should be proper policy about account take over situation to make decisions quickly in this regard.

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