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Credential Stuffing Attacks are on the Rise in Australia

Credential Stuffing Attacks are on the Rise in Australia (Trends, Reports, Analysis)

Of particular significance is the issue of credential stuffing, as Australia is now the fifth highest target for credential stuffing attacks according to Akamai’s Credential Stuffing: Attacks and Economies report of April 2019 (Report). Credential stuffing is a form of cyberattack where account credentials, usually usernames or email addresses and corresponding passwords, are stolen, typically from a previous security breach. K&L Gates has previously blogged on a high-profile credential stuffing attack that can be found here. The key findings of the Report include: the largest credential stuffing attacks of 2018 occurred in the video media sector. Recent credential stuffing attacks demonstrate how your entire digital life can be exposed following a data breach paired with a credential stuffing attack. A successful credential stuffing attack can significantly damage a brand’s reputation and increase its operational costs – even though the attack wasn’t the brand’s fault.

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