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Last year the popular e-commerce platform Magento was impacted by a critical vulnerability. Initially discovered by Check Point security researchers, the vulnerability was privately disclosed to Magento’s owner, eBay. Magento patched the flaw but merchants were slow to adopt the patch and resolve the problem. Two months after the patch was released, 98,000 online merchants had not implemented it.

The popularity of Netflix has created a black market of user credentials for the streaming service. Netflix accounts allow up to four users to simultaneously stream movies and TV shows from the same account. Subsequently, user credentials are stolen then sold for the purpose of piggybacking on existing accounts.