From account takeover to identity theft - what can be done?
Account takeover is a serious threat to us all. Cyber security experts have been raising the issue for years, warning us of the risk of our credentials being leaked, which could result in identity theft. There are now resources available for users to check if their details have been compromised, but we also know that by the time your username and password have been leaked, it’s likely that the cybercriminal community have had access to it for upwards of six months.
A lot of work goes in to preventing breaches, but we always have to assume that a breach is possible. The question is, how can companies detect these breaches, identify data and protect it before it gets leaked?