Stolen Password Scanner

Find compromised employee passwords and prevent account takeover

 

The Defendify Stolen Password Scanner automatically searches the Dark Web for employee email addresses and then reports any compromised passwords associated with them. Getting early warnings about password theft will not only alert administrators and employees to change their passwords before criminals are able to use them, but will allow you to identify potential breaches more quickly and then take immediate precautions.

  • What is a stolen password scanner?

    Cybercriminals use a variety of techniques to acquire and/or crack passwords, which they then aim to sell, trade, and share on the digital underground, or the Dark Web. A stolen password scanner regularly scans the Dark Web for any stolen passwords and other credentials and compiles and reports on any compromised information. Sometimes a stolen password scanner will purchase blocks of stolen credentials from cybercriminals to get it off the Dark Web. The scanner usually delivers timely results in report format, identifying data such as credentials found, where they were mined from, the breach they might have been associated with, and even sometimes the actual passwords themselves.

  • Who is stolen password scanning for?

    Anyone with an email address that uses the internet will benefit from using a stolen password scanner. Employees use their email to log in to all sorts of things, from accounting systems to project management platforms to remote meeting sites. And if you don’t have a Technology & Data Use Policy in place, it’s possible that employees are using their work email addresses for personal use, such as shopping and online banking, as well.

  • Why is stolen password scanning important?

    Early detection of password theft not only alerts administrators and employees to change their passwords (using strong credentials) before criminals get to use them, but also allows you to identify potential breaches more quickly and take precautionary measures. This is especially important given that so many users recycle their passwords, using the same password across many platforms.

 
Password theft is the single biggest cause of hacking-related breaches

Password theft is the single biggest cause of hacking-related breaches

Cybercriminals employ a variety of methods to crack passwords and then sell, trade, and share on the Dark Web. Cyber attackers may also attempt to use stolen credentials themselves for account takeover (ATO), aiming to gain access to user accounts without permission. Regularly scanning for stolen passwords across the Dark Web is a critical defensive strategy to ensure your company becomes aware of risks more rapidly and can proactively protect your network against the malicious use of compromised data.

Regularly check if employee data has been leaked on the Dark Web

Regularly check if employee data has been leaked on the Dark Web

To avoid the high potential damage a data breach can cause your company, it’s important to scan the Dark Web regularly for stolen passwords. Every month, a new report is generated in Defendify showing the results of the Stolen Password Scanner, including employee email, clear text or hashed passwords, and the related data breach source.

 
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