If cyber crime in 1990s was the Wild West and you had to ride the mail coach to be noticed and targeted by for criminals, modern cyber attacks look more like nuclear bomb blasts. Criminals go for massive data breaches because a phishing attack is a numbers game. The more people receive phishing messages, the more people will be lured to disclose their account credentials on fake websites. The fallout from such attacks is a massive liability for the company that was targeted, and for individual users it can be months, if not years of dealing with the consequences of lost funds and tarnished credit rating.
Here is an example of the scale of data breaches in recent months:
- 70 million Target customers‘ personal information, plus 40 million credit and debit cards
- 33 million Adobe user credentials, plus 3.2 million stolen credit and debit cards
- 4.6 million Snapchat users’ account data
- 3 million payment cards used at Michaels
- 1.1 million cards from Neiman Marcus
- “A significant number” of AOL’s 120 million account holders
- Potentially all of eBay’s 148 million customers’ credentials
Ponemon Institute estimates that hackers got a hold of personal data of approximately 47% of the US adult population. Note that this data includes things you cannot change about yourself: name, current home address, the year you graduated from high school or college, the brand of your first car, your mother’s middle name, etc. Yet these are the most common items that are used to protect and verify your digital identity. Chances are, you also use the same password on multiple websites, and the odds are pretty high that hackers have that information as well. Tricerion SafeLogin lives up to its name by offering a cybersecurty bunker for your login credentials. You picture password is not shareable, not transferrable, and not reusable on other websites. Your SafeLogin password is only relevant if you are the person using it. We built a defense mechanism that is designed to offer 21st century protection from 21st century threats. Text passwords and knowledge-based authentication can only guarantee that you may be the next cyber attack victim.