Following the news that hackers are targeting Amazon third-party sellers, using stolen credentials to post fake deals and steal cash, Kevin Cunningham, President & Co-Founder at SailPoint commented below.

Kevin Cunningham, President & Co-Founder at SailPoint:

kevin-cunningham“The Amazon hack is an example of how identity has become the new attack vector, and hackers are all over that fact – taking stolen credentials from one breach and using them to access another web site all because a person chose to reuse a password across multiple sites. This illustrates an interesting ‘chaining’ or ‘domino effect’ that data breaches can have across multiple organisations.

“To avoid needless risk and to protect their identity in the event of a breach, people should take a minute to adhere to some password management best practices to help avoid potential dangers.

“Some simple measures that people can easily implement right now include using a unique password for every application or account, and making sure the password is long and more complex.

“After all, protecting identity is key to the safety of your own personal data but also to the security of sensitive company data and files, too.”

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