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Are Your Passwords Already Up For Sale?

September 28, 2017
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Are your Business Passwords Already Up for Sale?

Over the past 12 months, I have personally spoken with over 100 Australian business owners, and found that a whopping 42% have had at least 1 Ransomware Attack or Data Breach.

I am sure you’d agree – that is just shocking. Stop tolerating….

How is this happening?

Employees, left to their own devices, don’t know how to manage passwords. This results in them being easily hacked, sold on the dark web and leaving your business as an easy target for ransomware / data  breaches.

Another independent survey* showed:

  • 60% of employees use their business accounts (often their email address) and the same passwords for everything (including for personal purposes).
  • 81% of data breaches are due to weak, default or stolen passwords
  • Worse yet, the passwords were the same as on the survey conducted last year!
  • Is your password on this list below? (link to post

Note :  Criminals read the same surveys

Once a username and password is known it is extremely valuable and likely to be useful for some time…

But what if the breach has already happened?

How would you know? What user accounts and passwords are already compromised?

Sensible Business Solutions today launches a brand new Dark Web Search service that continuously monitors the dark web for user names and passwords that are currently offered for sale and how the breach occurred.


Call Me : Kevin Spanner at Sensible to find out more on 1300-SENSIBLE (736-742)


* Survey By Keeper Security

*Not familiar with the term “Dark Web”?

There is a large portion of the internet that is not indexed by search engines like Google. This is the “Deep Web.”

The US Government created this more secure (and usually encrypted) area of the Internet. It quickly became a preferred communication channel for privacy-conscious individuals, organisations and governments to share data, without detection.

However, criminal organisations now use the deep web as a platform. The term “Dark Web” describes the pockets of the deep web that are used to buy, trade and exploit illegal items (AKA Silk Road, etc.) and illegally acquired data (credit cards, passwords, etc.).

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