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Web Secure Services have more than five years experience in anti-bot solutions. Our team has a wealth of experience that includes developing and defeating bots on both sides of the fence. Therefore, if there is a team that has the understanding and deep-knowledge of how bots defeat loopholes, it is the team at Web Secure Services.

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Credential Stuffing

Credential stuffing involves the automated injection of a breached username or/and password pairs to gain access to user accounts fraudulently. It is a subset of the brute force attack sector: vast numbers of spilled credentials are automatically entered into a website until they are potentially matched to an existing account on the website, which the attacker can hijack for his/her purposes.

Understanding the Surface of Credential Stuffing Attacks

Credential stuffing is a sophisticated attack where credentials that have been stolen in a data breach are used to attempt to gain access to another service. An example is when an attacker has a list of usernames and passwords obtained from an online banking system that is used to try to gain access to a grocery store. The idea is that the attacker is looking to gain access when users have the same usernames/emails and passwords for both services.

Uniqueness Of Credential Stuffing

Credential stuffing is a rising form of attack for account takeover through automated web injection. It is related to the breaching of databases; both ensure account takeover. Credential stuffing, as an emerging threat, is dangerous to both consumers and enterprises because of the ripple effects of these breaches.

Many of today’s hyper-connected organizations face the challenge of addressing content scraping attacks in an efficient and scalable way. The impact of this attack can be broad, starting from overspending on infrastructure to the devastating loss of intellectual property.

The Impact of Content Scraping

Credential Stuffing is on the Rise

Credential stuffing is a common technique used to take over user accounts. Credential stuffing has recently been on the rise thanks to the rise in trade of stolen login credentials. There has also been a significant development in the tools used for credential stuffing.

Over 17 months, from November 2017 through the end of March 2019, security and content delivery company Akamai detected 55 billion credential stuffing attacks across dozens of verticals. While some industries were more heavily targeted than others - for example, gaming, retail, and media streaming - no industry was immune.

Success Rate for Credential Stuffing

While success rates for credential stuffing are low (about one in every thousand accounts can be breached), the sheer volume of credentials that are bought and sold and the use of bots make this a very effective form of attack. The data taken from such attacks can include financial data (like credit card information) or sensitive data that can be used in phishing attacks.

The Reason why Credential Stuffing attacks are so effective is that so many users have the same credentials across all accounts. One report found that 83% of users will do this.

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Manually tracking and blocking bots can be ineffective, tedious, and tiresome. Deter unauthorized content duplication and loss of competitive advantage with the system protection provided by WSS. We provide you with the insight and intelligence to detect and prevent automated bot attacks and application vulnerability exploits targeting your applications.

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