Akamai: Credential, phishing, DNS attacks up across multiple industry sectors

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The May 2021 installment of Akamai’s State of the Internet Report series focused on the financial services sector, where phishing and credential stuffing attacks have increased dramatically. ┬áThe attacks resemble those which plague the media and entertainment industry and merit its attention.

Read the May report: “Akamai 2021 State of the Internet / Security report: Phishing for Finance

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Why it matters

The report provides close-ups of two phishing kits which pirates can use to communicate with consumers and banking employees over SMS or email, masquerading as major brands to collect log-in credentials.

These can provide insight on the kinds of tools that are also used by media piracy operations

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