Month: July 2018

Friday FYI: 9 out of 10 of website login attempts? Yeah, that’ll be hackers

Credential stuffing is rampant – so try not to reuse the same password on every site, eh? Up to 90 per cent of the average online retailer’s login traffic is generated by cybercriminals trying their luck with credential stuffing attacks, Shape Security estimated in its latest Credential Spill Report. The biz crunched the numbers [PDF] on 51 …

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‘NAIVE CYBER CRIMINALS JAILED AFTER £13 LOTTERY HEIST

Two cyber criminals have been sentenced for committing offences against the National Lottery following a National Crime Agency investigation. Daniel Thompson, 27, and Idris Kayode Akinwunmi, 21, were jailed for eight months and four months respectively at Birmingham Crown Court in relation to the 2016 attack. The men used an online application to bombard the …

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