61 Billion Assaults in 18 Months: Credential Stuffing Attacks are Rampant, Warns Akamai


As data breaches continue to proliferate, credential stuffing attacks have become rampant – and heavily automated.

A new report by Akamai today captures the scale: a mammoth 61 billion credential stuffing attempts in 18 months.

Credential stuffing is the automated injection of breached usernames/password pairs in order to gain access to accounts.

Attackers don’t even need pairs: a leaked email address and a lightweight brute force attempt to guess the passport is often enough to pay dividends for an attacker, when “admin” or “password1” remain common.

With over eight billion email addresses leaked online alongside 555 million+ passwords

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