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.