It should be no surprise that cyber criminals appear to favor hacking the networks of companies in the retail and financial sector. Companies need to understand the magnitude of global cybercrime and how the line of work of the company can attract bad actors.

According to ComputerWeekly.com:

“Retail and finance continued to top the list of vulnerable industries, with both being increasingly targeted with credential threat campaigns. Other common threat vectors included account leaks and impersonation or suspicious link attempts, with more incidents expected in the coming months across all industries.”

Understanding the potential threats and monitoring for suspicious activity is an active approach to remediating threats and vulnerabilities and will go a long way toward keeping your company’s network secure. But monitoring the Deep and Dark Web for your employees’ login credentials and enforcing good password hygiene is an extra step not often taken that could help in reducing impersonation or other unauthorized access attempts.