It’s common for every digital service today to ask you to log in with a password and an email address. Social media, Streaming services, favourite news sites and work accounts all require credentials to protect user data.
In recent years, cyber criminals have been moving from ‘spray and pray’ tactics to target individuals and specific industries. Digital footprints and social media presences help criminals identify individual employees or departments working within target companies. Mining an individual’s digital information is also used to gain access to password-protected accounts and discover credentials to further criminal activities