State of the Internet / Security Vol. 6: Financial Services — Hostile Takeover Attempts

By Akamai


This is the 6th annual SOTI from Akamai. The Key findings are: • Between November 2017 and October 2019, more than 40% of the unique DDoS targets were in the financial services industry • Traditional logins (username and password) still account for the majority (74%) of access methods to applications and services • From May to October 2019, credential stuffing attacks targeting the financial services industry have targeted APIs, often accounting for 75% or more of the total login attacks against financial services

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