By: Catalin Cimpanu
Source: ZD Net
“Sky has locked Sky.com iD accounts as a safety measure following a credentials stuffing attack detected last month.
“Credential stuffing attacks are when hackers use username and password combinations that have been made public through security breaches at other companies, and use them to gain access to accounts on other services, hoping that users had reused passwords across accounts.
“These types of attacks have been growing in frequency at an alarming rate since last year.”
What it means
Stolen credentials not only are an inconvenience to legitimate account holders, who are asked to re-set their passwords; they also cause reputational damage for the companies working hard to retain these consumer accounts.