Account Takeover Attacks

Take Action Against Account Takeover Attacks

Account takeover fraud could cause your website some serious problems. Protect your users, revenue, and time from account takeover attacks (ATO) such as credential stuffing whilst keeping it simple for your users to login.


How Netacea Stops Account Takeover Attacks

  • Understand User Behavior

    We’ll work with you to understand what a legitimate customer login looks like, compared to a bot journey. When we know the difference, we silently monitor your web, mobile or APIs.

  • Detect and Act

    When we see a user behaving atypically, Netacea decides what’s the best course of action to ensure successful account takeover protection. We either block, serve CAPTCHA, header inject, or notify you that we need your attention.

  • Protect Against Future ATO Attacks

    After the automated attack, Netacea generates a complete breakdown of what’s happened. Learn where the incident originated, the size of the attack and much more in Attack Profile. Then, we’ll use this information to form an account takeover protection strategy.

What is ATO (Account Takeover Attacks)?

Account takeover attacks are carried out by cybercriminals, who take ownership of online accounts using stolen passwords and usernames. These details might be obtained via hacking, data breaches, social engineering and phishing attacks.

Why Choose Netacea To Stop ATO Attacks

Account takeover costs $16 billion globally each year. By stopping these attacks with Netacea, you’ll protect your bottom line, save time, and prioritize customer experience.

  • Adaptable

  • Recognized by Leading Analysts

  • Rapid Implementation

  • Innovative technology


Using Active Threat Database and Intent Analytics™, our account takeover attack prevention solution is always one step ahead of attackers across your websites, mobile apps and APIs.

Recognized by Leading Analysts

Forrester recognized our technology in their latest Wave, giving us top marks in the bot detection category – ensuring you’ll always detect and stop even the most evasive of account takeover attacks.

Rapid Implementation

You can be up and running with our solution in as little as an hour, thanks to our raft of pre-configured integrations with leading content delivery networks, applications and platforms.

Innovative Technology

Netacea’s cutting-edge account takeover detection and account takeover attack prevention software ensures you are deploying the highest standard of protection against ATO attacks.

Why are Account Takeover Attacks Problematic?

Account takeover (ATO) attacks are a growing problem because of increased consumer activity on the internet; also, malicious actors are using more sophisticated approaches to gain access to accounts.

Huge Data Leaks are Commonplace

Criminals use enormous data leaks, stolen from previous breaches and posted on the dark and open web, to fuel bot attacks.

Huge data leaks are commonplace

Login Attempts are Automated at Scale

With large volumes of potential login details at their fingertips, cyber criminals use malicious bots to validate these credentials and brute force their way into your customers’ accounts.

Login attempts are automated at scale

Your Reputation is at Stake

Failing to stop large-scale bot attacks not only damages your brand and its reputation, but it can also increase the likelihood of your mobile, website, and APIs becoming inoperable.

Your reputation is at stake

Old Defenses are Easily Bypassed

Traditional defenses such as rate limiting, blacklisting IP addresses and even device fingerprinting are no longer enough to keep sophisticated bots out of customer accounts.

Old defenses are easily bypassed

Learn How Much Bot Attacks Cost your Business

Use our bot calculator to quantify how much automated attacks are costing your business in revenue and infrastructure costs.

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Case Studies Of Netacea Stopping Account Takeover Attacks

Find Out More About Account Takeover Attacks

  • How do account takeover attacks work?

    Usernames and passwords are acquired from mass data dumps that are accessible on the dark web. Each data dump can consist of millions of username and password combinations following years of data breaches carried out across multiple sites, with these details used to commit account takeover fraud. The challenge for businesses resides not only in the availability and low price point of data dumps, but consumer behavior. With more passwords to keep track of, consumers are reusing log in details across multiple sites and neglecting password updates for years at a time, leaving themselves and your business exposed to ATO attacks.

  • Types of account takeover attacks
    • Credential stuffing
    • SIM swapping
    • Phishing scams
    • Malware
    • Man-in-the-Middle (MitM) attacks
  • What is credential stuffing?

    Credential stuffing is a form of account takeover attack in which credentials obtained from a data breach on a certain service are used in an attempt to log into another unrelated service. Credential stuffing attacks use bots for automation and is founded in the assumption that many users reuse usernames and passwords across a variety of services.

  • Is account takeover a breach?

    Account takeover attacks allow the attacker access to data and privileges associated with the compromised account – and potentially other accounts beyond this one. Therefore, account takeovers are considered a breach.

  • How to detect account takeovers

    Netacea uses a range of approaches to identify account takeovers. At a simple level, the built-in reputational analysis and blacklist of known bad actors can easily weed out the less sophisticated attempts. However, this pool is rapidly shrinking as more complex tools are developed and become more widely available. To address the remaining account takeover fraud, Netacea has developed cutting-edge machine learning algorithms that adapt to detect evolving account takeover strategies and tools.

  • How to prevent account takeovers

    Netacea’s Intent Analytics™ Engine uses advanced machine learning techniques to detect account takeover attempts by spotting patterns of behavior that indicate malicious intent. This includes spotting indicators of an upcoming attack, such as large amounts of fake accounts being created that can be used to camouflage an account takeover, as well as the attack itself.

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