Cyber attack report shows streaming service emerge as top target for hackers



A US-based cloud service provider, Akamai Technologies reported that the online video and music streaming services were targeted in major credential stuffing attacks almost 30 billion times in 2018.

Credential stuffing is an automated attack where cybercriminals tap automated tools to use stolen login information and attempts to gain access to user accounts on other online platforms on the assumption that consumers use the same login details for multiple sites.

The company released the report, named “State of the Internet / Security | Credential Stuffing – Attacks and Economies (Volume 5, Special Media Edition)” this week.

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