NY AG Says 1.1M Compromised By 'Credential Stuffing' Hacks

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By Al Barbarino (January 5, 2022, 7:42 PM EST) — An investigation conducted by the office of New York Attorney General Letitia James revealed that 1.1 million online customer accounts were compromised in “credential stuffing” cyberattacks on 17 well-known companies, according to a report released Wednesday that includes tips on how companies can avoid future attacks. 

The report details so-called stuffing attacks that involved large-scale automated attempts to access online accounts using usernames and passwords stolen from other, unrelated online services.

Through credential stuffing — which the office referred to as one of the most common and even “unavoidable” hacks for most businesses — offenders use automated software to reuse stolen…

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