Researchers Find 5,275 Login Credentials for Top 100 Companies on the Dark Web

June 2, 2016

Threat intelligence research carried out by UK-based security firm Anomali uncovered the presence of over 5,000 login credentials that can allow hackers access to various sections of an IT network belonging to the world’s top 100 companies.

Anomali discovered these login credentials, complete with usernames, email addresses, and cleartext passwords on the Darkweb, various paste sites, underground hacking forums, or posted online through accidental exposures, such as screenshots or photos.

Most of the time, the cause of these data breaches can be tracked down to employees reusing work email and password combinations for personal accounts, or the opposite, when they use personal credentials for work-related accounts.

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