In a new report into the global cybersecurity industry’s exposure on the Dark Web this year, global application security company, ImmuniWeb, uncovered that 97% of leading cybersecurity companies have data leaks or other security incidents exposed on the Dark Web, while on average, there are over 4,000 stolen credentials and other sensitive data exposed per cybersecurity company.
Even the cybersecurity industry itself is not immune to these problems, as demonstrated in ImmuniWeb’s research.
Key findings that the research found relating to the leading global cybersecurity companies’ exposure on the Dark Web included:
- 97% of companies have data leaks and other security incidents exposed on the Dark Web.
- 631,512 verified security incidents were found with over 25% (or 160,529) of those classed as a high or critical risk level+ containing highly sensitive information such as plaintext credentials or PII, including financial or similar data. Hence, on average, there are 1,586 stolen credentials and other sensitive data exposed per cybersecurity company. Over 1 million unverified incidents (1,027,395) were also discovered during ImmuniWeb’s research, and only 159,462 were estimated…