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43% of all online login attempts are made by hackers trying to break into your account

Building a slide deck, pitch, or presentation? Here are the big takeaways: A report from Akamai reveals that 43% of all online login attempts are malicious. The three most-attacked industries are hospitality (82%), high tech (57%), and retail (36%). Credential theft is a digital epidemic, and it requires action from both website operators and users to treat. Companies need to pay more attention to their login portals to recognize suspicious activity, and users need to use unique, hard-to-guess passwords and password managers. —TechRepublic

US-based content delivery network Akamai, in its Q4 2017 State of the Internet/Security report, alarmingly claims that 43% of all online login attempts are malicious. Akamai defines these malicious requests as "attempts to log in to an account using password guessing or account details gathered from elsewhere on the Internet."

As The Register points out, the actual number may be even higher, because Akamai's data only includes...(continued)

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