Sending emails to clients and employees. Sharing photos of your kids on Facebook. Tweeting pictures of your breakfast, lunch, and dinner. No matter how you use the internet, you’re at risk of experiencing an account takeover.
Account takeover, commonly referred to as “hijacking,” occurs when an unauthorized user takes control of a victim’s online account. With 15 percent of internet users reporting they have been victims of such attacks, Google launched an investigation to determine how this occurs and what steps they can take to best protect users.
Let’s take a look at what they found.