IN BRIEF More than half of the 24.6 billion stolen credential pairs available for sale on the dark web were exposed in the past year, the Digital Shadows Research Team has found.
Here is a link to their research:
@dcontesti 65% increase since 2020. We certainly have not improved especially with the use of passwords!
But one asks, how many of these accounts are in long term archive? Or abandoned accounts?
Yes, passwordless authentication is required, but it obviously shows the average Joe Public, the message is simply not getting through.
The main driver is speed, efficiency of transactions and getting the job done i.e. convenience overrules brain, overrules mind.
We are own worst enemies fueling the cybercrime economy.