Defending your business against the threat of credential theft.

Tech Blog
April 22, 2024
Credential theft is a serious threat for businesses.

For cybercriminals, stealing login details is just as valuable as stealing bank account information and capitalising on stolen login information to orchestrate targeted phishing attacks against individuals and organisations.

Once credentials are obtained, they can be monetised through illicit sales on the dark web. Understanding how these attacks work and learning to identify fake login pages are critical steps in safeguarding your business’s sensitive data. 

How does this method of theft operate?

Typically, cybercriminals initiate their schemes through phishing emails, which prompt recipients to click on a link to “log in to their accounts”. These emails are meticulously crafted to appear legitimate, luring unsuspecting users into entering their login credentials on counterfeit web pages. Despite the apparent authenticity of these pages, they are cleverly designed replicas, surreptitiously harvesting sensitive information without the user’s knowledge. 

So, how can you discern a fake page and protect your business from falling victim to credential theft?

  1. Manually navigate to login pages: As a primary defence measure, encourage employees to access account login pages by typing the web address directly into their browser or utilising saved bookmarks. Avoiding reliance on email links mitigates the risk of inadvertently accessing fraudulent pages.
  2. Vigilantly Inspect the Address Bar: Prioritise websites with URLs beginning with https:// and ensure a secure connection before divulging personal information. A secure connection is indicated by the padlock icon in the address bar, signifying encrypted data transmission. 
  3. Verify the Domain Name: Scrutinise the authenticity of the website’s domain name, ensuring it matches the legitimate brand or company. Exercise caution with misspelt or suspicious URLs, as cybercriminals often mimic reputable entities to deceive users. 
  4. Evaluate Language and Presentation: Be wary of web pages exhibiting poor grammar, spelling errors, or inconsistencies in punctuation and capitalisation. These indicators suggest hastily constructed counterfeit pages lacking professionalism or authenticity. 
  5. Seek Reliable Contact Information: Prioritise platforms offering credible means of communication with the brand or company. If uncertain about the legitimacy of an email or website, verify its authenticity by reaching out through alternative channels. 

By implementing these proactive measures and fostering a culture of cybersecurity awareness within your organisation, you can fortify your defences against credential theft and mitigate the risk of data breaches. Prioritise employee education and diligence in adhering to best practices to ensure the integrity of your business’s sensitive information. 

Remember, in the realm of cybersecurity, vigilance is paramount. Stay informed, stay cautious, and stay secure.


Do you think your employees would recognise a fake login page?

If the answer is no, then why not chat with our team, who will help you with your cybersecurity? 

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