June 1, 2016
FTSE 100 companies are increasingly vulnerable to cyber attacks according to a new report by the leading threat intelligence provider, Anomali.
In ‘The FTSE 100: Targeted Brand Attacks and Mass Credential Exposures’, it is revealed that 81 companies in the FTSE 100 had potentially malicious domain registrations against them during the last three months, a ploy that enables cyber criminals to create dummy websites that can be used to trick users into supplying private data.
Should such data be gleaned, a hacker can then sell or use it to access and attack a company’s network – malicious action which leaves the UK’s largest businesses open to cyber attacks and puts critical business content and personal information at risk.
The report also discovered that 5,275 employee email and clear text password combinations from FTSE 100 companies were found on a number of sites from which they can be stolen, publicly published or sold.