When targeting organizations in the Real Estate industry, cybercriminals prefer methods like Web App attacks or email server hacks, which proves the importance of maintaining a strong and diverse cybersecurity program.
45% - 97% Financial
0% - 40% Convenience
0% - 40%Espionage
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How the bad guys break in
This sector has had relatively few breaches, but they happen in many of the usual ways, like social engineering such as pretexting, or exploiting stolen credentials to get more valuable data. Cybercriminals may attack your system only once to gather as much data as they can, or they may use the first breach as a setup for another assault.
Careful who you’re helping
Attackers will often take advantage of our helpful nature with social engineering tactics that get people to divulge sensitive information. There have also been incidents where real estate transactions, like buying a new home, were used as a pretext to change important bank accounts to those owned by the attacker.
Small mistakes can mean big consequences
Errors have become a more common cause of breaches. Mistakes made by employees, like Misconfigurations, Misdeliveries and Programming errors, can often lead to data exposure. It can happen to anyone, so it’s important that your teams are properly trained on correct security practices—from everyday employees to contractors and support personnel.
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