A new study by Shape Security shows that about 90 percent of all credential stuffing attacks hit retailers. E-commerce sellers are hardest hit.
Quartz Media reported on the highlights of the study that also pegs some of the top industries affected by credential stuffing:
- Web forums
- Online services
- Social media
A credential stuffing attack occurs when hackers use automated software to try to log into a website using stolen user databases, simply put, these attacks cycle through millions of usernames and passwords to attempt to gain access to customer accounts.
Quick tip: Online security matters to retailers of every size. Now is the perfect time to enact countermeasures that can deter and detect attempts to compromise your e-commerce site and other online properties.
Website users can defend themselves against credential stuffing attacks by frequently changing their passwords and never using the same password for multiple online accounts.