Trends in Observed Data Breaches


February 23rd, 2021 | 11 AM ET



Within the past year, Flashpoint analysts have identified trends regarding the sale and distribution of breached data in threat actor communities. A majority of these data breaches observed in this time frame occurred in the retail and financial sectors. With both of these sectors experiencing significant changes amid the COVID-19 pandemic, they have found themselves faced with these opportunistic attacks.

Join Abigail Showman and Ashley Allocca from Flashpoint’s Intelligence team as they walk through these observed trends, the possible motivating forces behind them, and what we might expect to see in the near future. 

This webinar highlights:

  • Observed advertisements on illicit forums for breached data, including databases or claims of network access, from December 2019 through December 2020
  • Threat actors and forum trends
  • Geographical breakdown of these attacks
  • How retail and financial industries have been affected and preventative measures that can be enacted
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