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Account takeovers on the rise as DDoS trends continue

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    Using stolen account credentials to attempt to compromise other accounts of the same user is not new but a recent report by Akamai shows this practice is gaining increasing popularity in the criminal underworld.

    The company has released its State of the Internet/Security report which shows that while direct denial of service attacks (DDoS) have continued to increase at the projected rate, there has been a considerable increase in the number of users having multiple accounts compromised from stolen credentials, some from breaches more than four years old.

    “I have personally been fighting it since 2012, but we are seeing more of it recently,” Akamai security CTO APJ, Mike Smith, said.

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