Account Takeover Prevention

Stay one step ahead of attackers attempting an account takeover

Monitor your email domains for exposure

Monitor your email domains for exposure

Whenever a service is breached or exposes user credentials, there’s a chance your organization’s username and password combination could be among the leaked data. Ordinarily, there’s little chance to monitor leaked data across the various marketplaces, including thedark web.

With SolarWinds®身份监视器,你有一个tter chance of knowing early about such credential exposure.

接到通知之前泄露的凭证

接到通知之前泄露的凭证

Time is of the essence when it comes to reacting to potential threats. With Identity Monitor, you‘ll getnotified about your credentials appearingin a data leak as soon as we identify it. This allows you to act upon the information immediately, reset passwords, and possibly inspect recent logins.

Reset passwords before they can be misused

Reset passwords before they can be misused

When you get notified about yourmonitored domainsappearing in a data leak, you have a chance to prevent attackers from using legitimate credentials to enter your systems. Force a password reset for the affected accounts, and the leaked credentials will be useless in the hands of the attackers.

For best practice, educate your users about unique passwords and using a password manager. A data breach and credential exposure shows the threat is real—it’s not merely theoretical.

Get More on Account Takeover Prevention
Do you find yourself asking…
  • What is account takeover?
  • How to prevent an account takeover
  • How does account takeover prevention work?
  • How does account takeover prevention work in Identity Monitor?
  • Related features and tools
  • What is account takeover?

    Account takeover (ATO) is a form of identity theft where real credentials, exposed by a security breach, are used to gain access to corporate resources, accounts, and systems. Cybercriminals can use these attacks for fraud and stealing intellectual enterprise property, which they can sell on underground markets for other hackers to purchase.

    The standard account takeover attack consists of four stages:

    • Breach:A hacker finds network vulnerabilities, also known as attack vendors and exploits them to gain user access.
    • Targeted attacks:After fully gathering a network’s data, the attacker identifies wealthy, powerful, or otherwise high-profile and privileged users. The hacker may treat these victims differently, targeting them with manual account takeover or extortion methods like blackmail.
    • Data sale:The ATO hacker engages with trusted users to parse network data, transforming it into shareable formats. This turns precious enterprise information into commodities sold to less sophisticated hackers.
    • Credential stuffing:One way resold stolen data is used is for credential stuffing, which involves entering the same credentials into multiple websites, applications, and other logins. Some ATO attackers know how to balance effective credential stuffing without setting off alarms or causing suspicious user activity.

  • How to prevent an account takeover

    Preventing an attack involves two critical operations—protecting your passwords and monitoring for your credentials in data leaks.

    When it comes to passwords, it’s best to have strong password hygiene and follow best practices to help minimize the chances of ATO attacks caused by poor password practices. For example, using multi-factor authentication whenever possible can make stealing account credentials more difficult. Also, not using passwords similar to previouslycompromised passwordsand changing passwords often, not only when prompted, can help fortify password strength and improve account takeover fraud prevention.

    Knowing when your credentials may be compromised can also help mitigate potential account takeover vulnerabilities caused by leaked data.

    To truly protect your network from account takeover fraud, use an account takeover prevention solution. These tools prevent account takeover through security alerts, password management features, and autodetection tools for seeking outexposed credentials. Corporate account takeover services enable you to enact the correct account takeover prevention, discovery, and resolution techniques.

  • How does account takeover prevention work?

    Account takeover prevention works by constantly monitoring user accounts, then cross-checking this information against a comprehensive database of current breaches. Account takeover prevention monitoring discovers where your credentials may be involved in breaches using the expertise of security specialists who collect this data from across the dark web.

  • How does account takeover prevention work in Identity Monitor?

    SolarWinds Identity Monitor offers highly effective account takeover prevention through a partnership with SpyCloud to let you more easily and quickly discover data breaches across public and non-public sources to flag compromised credentials.

    Identity Monitor leverages intelligence data collection methods alongside automatic alarms and notifications to help prevent ATO attacks and rapidly spot account exposures before enterprise data theft can occur.

    监控也旨在帮助终端用户身份s make proactive decisions to minimize the possibility of a future attack. Identity Monitor more easily resets plaintext passwords and sets passwords followingthe National Institutes of Standards and Technology (NIST) guidelinesfor strong passwords, promoting security, and demonstratingcompliance.

    You can also use Identity Monitor to view past data breaches and see where monitored credentials show up to spot account takeover activity right away.

    Identity Monitor is further designed to help proactively protect your network from successful account takeover attempts through several intuitive features. Along with credentials like usernames and passwords, Identity Monitormonitors email domains. Get automatic alerts whenever any credentials associated with a monitored domain or personal email address appear in data breaches. Take immediate action to help prevent credential stuffing and access to systems and data by hackers.

  • Related features and tools

    Other SolarWinds solutions designed to help prevent data breaches:

    Related features:

What is account takeover?

Account takeover (ATO) is a form of identity theft where real credentials, exposed by a security breach, are used to gain access to corporate resources, accounts, and systems. Cybercriminals can use these attacks for fraud and stealing intellectual enterprise property, which they can sell on underground markets for other hackers to purchase.

The standard account takeover attack consists of four stages:

  • Breach:A hacker finds network vulnerabilities, also known as attack vendors and exploits them to gain user access.
  • Targeted attacks:After fully gathering a network’s data, the attacker identifies wealthy, powerful, or otherwise high-profile and privileged users. The hacker may treat these victims differently, targeting them with manual account takeover or extortion methods like blackmail.
  • Data sale:The ATO hacker engages with trusted users to parse network data, transforming it into shareable formats. This turns precious enterprise information into commodities sold to less sophisticated hackers.
  • Credential stuffing:One way resold stolen data is used is for credential stuffing, which involves entering the same credentials into multiple websites, applications, and other logins. Some ATO attackers know how to balance effective credential stuffing without setting off alarms or causing suspicious user activity.

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How to prevent an account takeover

Preventing an attack involves two critical operations—protecting your passwords and monitoring for your credentials in data leaks.

When it comes to passwords, it’s best to have strong password hygiene and follow best practices to help minimize the chances of ATO attacks caused by poor password practices. For example, using multi-factor authentication whenever possible can make stealing account credentials more difficult. Also, not using passwords similar to previouslycompromised passwordsand changing passwords often, not only when prompted, can help fortify password strength and improve account takeover fraud prevention.

Knowing when your credentials may be compromised can also help mitigate potential account takeover vulnerabilities caused by leaked data.

To truly protect your network from account takeover fraud, use an account takeover prevention solution. These tools prevent account takeover through security alerts, password management features, and autodetection tools for seeking outexposed credentials. Corporate account takeover services enable you to enact the correct account takeover prevention, discovery, and resolution techniques.

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How does account takeover prevention work?

Account takeover prevention works by constantly monitoring user accounts, then cross-checking this information against a comprehensive database of current breaches. Account takeover prevention monitoring discovers where your credentials may be involved in breaches using the expertise of security specialists who collect this data from across the dark web.

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Be proactive in preventing account takeover attacks

Identity Monitor

  • Monitor your email domains as well as private emails of high-impact employees.

  • Get notified if your credentials show up in a data leak.

  • Take immediate action to protect yourself from successful account takeover attempts.

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