Credential Stuffers Which Compromised 1.1 Million Accounts

New York’s attorney general has confirmed credential stuffers have compromised over a million customer accounts linked to 17 well-known companies.

Experts Comments

January 07, 2022
Joseph Carson
Chief Security Scientist & Advisory CISO
Thycotic

This latest notice from New York’s attorney general highlights how bad password hygiene is getting. Password hygiene should be part of education or social learning, once a child knows how to connect to the internet they should be educated on how to use a password manager and it should be the default setting in our browsers.  

Do not ever reuse old or similar variations of passwords. If you continue to reuse old passwords it is like leaving your front door open and inviting cybercriminals into

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This latest notice from New York’s attorney general highlights how bad password hygiene is getting. Password hygiene should be part of education or social learning, once a child knows how to connect to the internet they should be educated on how to use a password manager and it should be the default setting in our browsers.  

Do not ever reuse old or similar variations of passwords. If you continue to reuse old passwords it is like leaving your front door open and inviting cybercriminals into your home, stop doing it now otherwise expect you will become a victim of cybercrime. Many password managers are free, start using them, use unique long passwords such as passphrases and use a password manager to keep all your passwords unique but easy to use. For businesses, it is also important to move beyond password managers and start a journey to protecting privileged access.

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