Following the recent breaches at LinkedIn and Myspace, a hacker is now selling a massive cache of 51 million user credentials purporting to be from the now-defunct iMesh – once the third-largest peer-to-peer filesharing website in the US.
Lisa Baergen, director at NuData Security:
“Once again, more news of a big breach hits the wire. We all have to start accepting that breaches are happening and our personal records are being shared on the dark web – sometimes years after the breach occurs. This one, in particular, is hitting hard for a lot of professionals – and sr. level professionals that tend to avoid social media outlets, except for LinkedIn or at times Twitter for business. If you, like me, use these outlets for professional usage, do you use the same password across this as you do at work? If yes. Stop. Think. These hackers want to gain access to big corporations, and sometimes it can be as simple as one executive password gaining entrance to a backdoor into your organisation.
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