We created a world where digital identities can be very difficult for individuals to understand and use. This not only leads to poor user experience and inefficient employees but also to increased cyber risk. Grundy cited research showing that 89 of organizations were affected by an identity-based attack in 2022 and more than half of affected organizations lost more than 10000 identities.
As a result hundreds of thousands of legitimate user credentials were compromised and made available for nefarious purposes according to Grundy. Types of Identity Attacks Identity-based Whatsapp Mobile Number List attacks come in many forms. As the defenders develop counter-strategies against these attacks the evil actors evolve their tactics. Strains that are now well known to safety experts include Phishing This is still the biggest attack vector for identity-based attacks according to Grundy.
Thanks to social engineering phishing has evolved into an increasingly sophisticated business email compromise using tactics such as whaling spear phishing and angler phishing. Almost all companies in Mimecast's State of Email Security 2023 SOES 2023 report say they have been attacked. Some hackers also use artificial intelligence AI and machine learning to craft more compelling phishing messages and employ bots to bypass automated defenses that would detect suspicious behavior. Credential theft Like a thief making a copy of your front door key many identity-based breaches are enabled by stealing access to valid user identities.