Major corporations throughout the United States and in other areas of the world are being exposed because their employees are having their credentials hacked regularly. Most of the credentials are being lost while the users interact with cloud-based services, and ChatGPT is becoming particularly troublesome because so much data is logged during the program's use. Between all the different small data breaches exposing credentials, companies are suffering serious data losses.
Hackers are relying on man-in-the-middle attacks, phishing attacks, and many other malicious information-gathering techniques to capture data from members of corporations joining and using tools such as AWS, DocuSign, Hubspot, Google Cloud Platform, and many other tools. The attackers are capturing credentials for millions of users overall and leveraging them to gather information about major businesses.
These breaches have been occurring throughout all of 2023, and Flare has analyzed more than 19.6 million infostealer logs available online showing data captured from these millions of users.
The breaches primarily impact major corporations, with users working remotely or with users accessing cloud-based tools without strict security measures in place. The staff members at major corporations are likely to have their personal data exposed as well, and with millions of individuals being compromised by these breaches, it's possible that many people will suffer serious financial losses.
We don't have a count for the number of files involved in these widespread breaches, but we know millions of different documents, emails, and other files are involved.