From January 2018 through June 2019, Akamai recorded more than 61 billion credential stuffing attempts and more than 4 billion web application attacks. In this special edition of the State of the Internet / Security Report, we’re focusing on data within the high tech, video media, and entertainment sectors — collectively named Media & Technology.
These three industries accounted for nearly 35% of all credential stuffing attacks, and almost 17% of the web application attacks seen by Akamai during the 18-month reporting period. Our analysis indicates these three verticals are a stable and consistent attack source for two reasons: personal and corporate data. The targeted brands are household names, and criminals are looking to capitalize on that familiarity.