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CyberIndia: 38 hacking attempts a second in ’18

The report compiled the number of unsuccessful login attempts for accounts using an email address as a username across several countries, which goes by the name credential stuffing.

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May 03, 2019, 09.28 AM IST
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In terms of the countries to which the attacks were sourced, India ranks fifth with 62.55 attempts traced to the country.
A large number of attempts to hack accounts based out of India were made in 2018, content delivery network Akamai says in a recent report. The report compiled the number of unsuccessful login attempts for accounts using an email address as a username across several countries, which goes by the name credential stuffing. Credential stuffing is a type of cyberattack where stolen account credentials, consisting of usernames and/or email addresses and passwords, are used to gain unauthorised access to user accounts through large-scale automated login requests directed against a web application.

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In terms of the countries to which the attacks were sourced, India ranks fifth with 62.55 attempts traced to the country, indicating that not only are Indian users becoming victims, but a considerable number of Indians are also attempting to hack accounts themselves.

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