The more accounts you have, the more chance that someone will expose your data online. Data breaches happen every day and this information is used to attack account holders particularly people who reuse passwords using a technique called Credential Stuffing.
Credential stuffing is a type of cyberattack where stolen account credentials typically consisting of lists of usernames and/or email addresses and the corresponding passwords (often from a data breach) are used to gain unauthorized access to user accounts through large-scale automated login requests directed against a web application.
Unlike credential cracking, credential stuffing attacks do not attempt to brute force or guess any passwords – the attacker simply automates the logins for thousands to millions of previously discovered credential pairs using standard web automation tools like Selenium, cURL, PhantomJS or tools designed specifically for these types of attacks such as: Sentry MBA, SNIPR, STORM, Blackbullet and Openbullet.
Credential stuffing attacks are possible because many users reuse the same username/password combination across multiple sites, with one survey reporting that 81% of users have reused a password across two or more sites and 25% of users use the same password across a majority of their accounts.
Credential stuffing attacks are considered among the top threats for web and mobile applications as a result of the volume of credential spills. More than 3 billion credentials were spilled through online data breaches in 2016 alone.
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