This dangerous "wild west" scenario of fraud and breaches is pushing improving or revamping online authentication to the top of this year’s to-do list for both online companies and governments, writes Robert Capps, vice president of business development for NuData Security.
There is a visible shift in attack patterns immediately following a breach, from initial attacks focusing on high-value loan applications at online lenders to low-value identity testing on charities and social media sites to determine if a stolen credential will work.
KRACK, combined with other attacks, allows for the reading of pain text username, passwords, credit card numbers as well as the injection of code including ransomware, writes Timothy Crosby, senior security consultant for Spohn.
The identity theft threat created by the Equifax hack and the growth of online lending have given software makers a platform to pitch products that rely on selfies, scans of driver’s licenses and other nontraditional ID methods.
The breach may result in a huge new dump of names, addresses, Social Security numbers and other personal information that fraudsters can leverage to gain access to a legitimate user’s account, writes Jason Tan, CEO of Sift Science.