This installment of the State of the Internet / Security examines credential stuffing and Web application attack trends over the past 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.
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New: State of the Internet: Web Attacks and Gaming Abuse
Attackers see credential abuse as a low-risk venture with potential for a high payout, at least for now.