According to Blueliv’s credential detection data, since the start of 2018 there has been a 39% increase in the number of compromised credentials detected from Europe and Russia, compared to the same period in 2017 (January-May). In fact, Europe and Russia are now home to half of the world’s credential theft victims (49%).
When Russian credential victims are removed from the dataset, this year-over-year comparison jumps to 62%. The Eurasian growth figures tracked by Blueliv are surprisingly higher than North America’s, which actually recorded a decline by almost half (48%) year over year.
Read more about the startling increases in cybercriminal success rates in Europe on Help Net Security.