An attacker compromised hundreds of accounts by trying a single popular password

Study: A Hackerís Guess
Date: September 8 2014

An organization had evidence of a fraudster attempting access to 145,000 different user accounts with one password -- the result was successful access to 434 of those accounts with the popular password. Comment:
This attack is known as horizontal password guessing.

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