When are you really not you? When you’re the victim of a credential-stuffing attack – which is a common occurrence these days.
One quarter of organizations have experienced such an attack, and in fact, 95 percent of organizations who were targeted faced anywhere between 637 and 3.3 billion attempts. Ironically, the source of this research – Verizon, from its widely followed, annual Data Breach Investigations Report – was compromised in a recent series of high-profile credential-stuffing incidents. The hacks resulted in the accessing of customer names and passwords linked to Verizon Visible, the wireless giant’s budget offering, to log into Visible accounts; change victims’ passwords and shipping addresses; and then purchase expensive phones.