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Attackers have created a specialized economy around email account takeover

July 27, 2020

Barracuda released key findings about the ways cybercriminals are attacking and exploiting email accounts. The report reveals a specialized economy emerging around email account takeover and takes an in-depth look at the threats organizations face and the types of defense strategies you need to have in place.

Report highlights

  • More than one-third of the hijacked accounts analyzed by researchers had attackers dwelling in the account for more than one week.
  • 20% of compromised accounts appear in at least one online password data breach, which suggests that cybercriminals are exploiting credential reuse across employees’ personal and organization accounts.

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