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What is credential stuffing?

13.10.2020 by Laura Valentine

Although it’s been around since at least 2014, credential stuffing is hitting the headlines increasingly more frequently these days. A variation of a brute force attack, this cyber-threat is often financially motivated, although it can also form part of bigger hacks, scams or phishing attacks.   So, what exactly is credential stuffing, why is it becoming more common and how can you protect yourself, your employees and your business against it?  Try, try and try again  Credential stuffing relies on perseverance. It’s a type of brute force attack, but rather than trying to guess usernames and passwords to gain access into an account, stolen credentials are…