A company's recent analysis of credential abuse activity over a 17-month period uncovered roughly 55 billion credential stuffing attack attempts against various online services, roughly 12 billion of which targeted the gaming industry.

Researchers at Akamai Technologies revealed the data in their latest State of the Internet/Security report, which specifically focuses on web attacks and gaming abuse.

Credential stuffing has become an increasingly popular tactic among cybercriminals, in part due to many consumers' bad habits of using the same passwords across multiple online accounts.

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