Account Takeover Attack Prevention
Protect Your Employees From Becoming Victims of Account Takeover-Based Attacks
Organizations are more likely to be breached today than ever before, as cybercriminals shift tactics once again, using account takeovers (ATOs) to launch targeted email attacks. In fact, a recent Osterman Research survey showed that 33% of organizations were victims of an ATO-based email attack. Attackers know that trusted email is the most effective way of breaching an enterprise, as existing security controls cannot detect these attacks since they come from previously-established credible senders. Meanwhile, employees have a hard time spotting these attacks because they appear to come from trusted colleagues. As such, organizations must place a higher priority in protecting against account takeovers—or risk becoming the next victim.
Anatomy of an Account Takeover-Based Email Attack
Incoming ATO-based attacks pass DMARC authentication. DMARC does not apply to insider impersonation-based attacks.
The attacker need not use impersonation and risk detection
The attacker hijacks the conversation and exploits previously established trust to convince the victim to take action.
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