Reusing passwords & credential stuffing are spreading the cyber breach epidemic.
The year 2016 has been called "the year of stolen credentials," and with good reason. Between the massive breaches at Yahoo, LinkedIn, Tumblr, Twitter, and Dropbox, it’s estimated that over 2 billion records were stolen. Although attackers steal all kinds of data, a vast majority of what’s stolen are user credentials, and they’re being put to bad use. The 2017 Verizon Data Breach Investigation Report found that 81% of hacking-related breaches leveraged stolen and/or weak passwords. What’s more, these stolen credentials are readily available for sale on the dark Web to anyone willing to pay the price.