What to look out for as cyber criminals capitilise on the current COVID-19 pandemic and how to protect yourselves.
Criminals target organisations for the data they hold, to sell it on, use it themselves, or to extort money from them.
Organisations have a duty of care to ensure that adequate protections are in place to maintain data security and to deter and prevent crime.
A cybercrime or data protection incident can result in reputational damage, financial loss, and public embarrassment, as well as fines of up to €20 million from the Information Commissioner’s Office.
For an initial assessment of your vulnerability complete our
Cyber Vulnerability Scorecard
Our Dark Web service has found compromised email credentials in every check we have undertaken to date.
Criminals trade stolen usernames and passwords on the Dark Web, often for as little as $2 each. The stolen credentials are used to gain access to email accounts, hack organisations and commit cybercrime– a growing issue for organisations which is being publicly reported on an almost daily basis.
Part of Crowe’s Dark Web service includes checking whether any of your organisation’s email addresses are available for sale. Undertaking regular checks protects your organisation from cybercrime, enabling you to prevent a compromise using stolen credentials.
Our Dark Web check is available as a one off or on an on-going basis. Contact Jim Gee, National Head of Forensic Services, if you would like to discuss how Crowe’s Dark Web services can help to protect your organisation from cybercrime.
Protect your business from emerging threats
In order to help protect your business from threats, Crowe are offering a weekly Threat Intelligence report which can be bought on a monthly or annual basis.
Our latest report summarises research into the nature and extent of discussions on the Dark Web with the intent to attack and damage companies through fraud and cybercrime. We quickly found discussions and attempts to market services and products intended to defraud or perpetrate cybercrime against 21 of the top 50 UK brands of 2017.
For ease of analysis, we split our findings against the top 50 UK brands into four key sector groups.