Who are the biggest targets of credential stuffing attacks?

Media organizations, gaming companies, and the entertainment industry are among the biggest targets of credential stuffing attacks, in which malicious actors tap automated tools to use stolen login information to attempt to gain access to user accounts on other online sites, on the assumption that consumers use the same login and password for multiple services. Three of the largest credential stuffing attacks against streaming services in 2018, ranging in size from 133 million to 200 million attempts, took place shortly after reported data breaches, indicating hackers were likely testing stolen credentials before selling them, says the latest Akamai report.

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