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Barracuda Networks Sees More ATO Attacks Ahead

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A new report published by Barracuda Networks warns the number of account takeover (ATO) incidents involving compromised email credentials is starting to rise.

A study of 50 randomly selected organizations occurring over a three-month period finds that in each month, four to eight organizations reported at least one ATO incident. A total of 60 ATO incidents were reported. On average, each incident resulted in at least three separate account takeover incidents, in which either the same or different employees’ accounts were employed for nefarious purposes.


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