Number of stolen credentials at top UK companies triples in 2017

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A new study from threat intelligence platform Anomali reveals that the volume of credential exposures among FTSE 100 companies in the UK has dramatically increased to 16,583 from April to July 2017, compared to 5,275 in last year’s analysis. According to the findings 77 percent of the FTSE 100 — the 100 largest companies listed on the London stock exchange — were exposed, with an average of 218 usernames and passwords stolen, published or sold per company. In most cases the loss of credentials occurred on third party, non-work websites where employees reuse corporate credentials. In May 2017, more than… [Continue Reading]

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