Web Attacks and Gaming Abuse

By Akamai


This installment of State of the Internet / Security examines credential stuffing and web application attack trends over the last 17 months, with a focus on the gaming industry. One reason gaming is so lucrative is the trend of adding easily commoditized items for gamers to consume, such as cosmetic enhancements, special weapons, or other related items. Gamers are also a niche demographic known for spending money, so their financial status makes them tempting targets. We began collecting credential abuse data at the beginning of November 2017 and chose to use the same period with our application attack data to make direct comparisons between plots easier for readers.

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