When someone gets notified that they have been impacted by a data breach, many people picture a hooded figure in a dark basement with lines of code streaming across a computer screen. Contrary to popular belief, cyberattacks are rarely carried out by a sophisticated cyber-assassin looking to destroy a business. Most of the time they look like the newest hire in the accounting department, the grocery clerk at the local supermarket, or the teenage kid next door.
Simply put, cyber adversaries no longer hack in – they just log in. Anyone with access to the internet and a nefarious mindset can become a hacker. Weak, stolen, or otherwise compromised credentials create an easy doorway for those with little-to-no experience in the cyberworld.
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