Leo Taddeo Comments On Hacker Selling 65 Million Passwords From Tumblr Breach News

By   ISBuzz Team
Writer , Information Security Buzz | Jun 02, 2016 11:55 pm PST

In the response to the news that Tumblr breach that now has 65 million passwords for sale on the DarkWeb, Leo Taddeo, CSO, Cryptzone commented below.

Leo Taddeo, CSO, Cryptzone:

The saLeoTaddeole of large sets of stolen social media credentials should concern all cybersecurity professionals because the data is often used to mount highly effective spearphishing campaigns.  As we know from the Verizon Data Breach Survey and other reports, spearphishing is one of the most common vectors for stealing valid credentials and injecting malware into hosts.

For network defenders, one of the most effective countermeasures to malware and malicious use of valid credentials is segmentation.  AppGate is a highly effective and efficient tools to isolate internet-facing portions of a network, such as workstations, from highly sensitive internal network resources, such as databases and servers.