This report uncovers the widespread prevalence of breaches and exposures related to the corporate credentials of employees and executives in the Telco sector, detailing the serious risks emerging from exposed sensitive data that negatively impact customers, employees, executives, and brands.
- Constella detected over 5.6M exposed records from almost 5K breaches and data leakages pertaining to corporate credentials since 2018 across the world’s largest Telco companies. The number of exposed records skyrocketed in 2021, accounting for 57% of the 5.6M exposed records.
- Exposure of Telco executives and their personal information is widespread – 43% of Telco executives have had their corporate credentials exposed in a breach or leakage since 2018.
Telco employees are likely incurring risk by using corporate credentials on non-essential sites like gaming, social media, and others. 13% of breaches occurred on third-party domains classified as “gaming.” Over two-thirds (67%) of the breaches and leakages identified include personally identifiable information (PII), and diverse attributes. Constella continuously monitors social media as well as the surface, deep and dark web for exposed corporate credentials and other PII with automatic alerts once a threat is detected to protect employees, executives, and companies from a targeted attack.
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Constella Intelligence is a global leader in Digital Risk Protection, safeguarding millions of global users at some of the world’s largest organizations, including many of the largest global Telco companies. Our solutions are a unique combination of proprietary data, technology, and human expertise to anticipate, identify, and remediate targeted threats to your people, your brand and your assets at scale—powered by the most extensive breach and social data collection on the planet, from the surface, deep and dark web, with over 100B attributes and 66 billion curated identity records spanning 125 countries and 53 languages.
Executives and key employees like privileged IT personnel and HR are the new attack vector for cybercriminals as they have top-tier access to sensitive information which can lead to credential theft, account takeover, and a ransomware attack.
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