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This is how fast a password leaked on the web will be tested out by hackers

ZDNet: “Half of accounts compromised in phishing attacks are manually accessed within 12 hours of the username and password being leaked, as cyber criminals look to exploit stolen credentials as quickly as possible. Cybersecurity researchers at Agari planted thousands of credentials – that were made to look like they belonged to real users, but were in fact of under the control of the researchers – onto websites and forums popular for dumping stolen usernames and passwords. The false credentials – seeded over the course of six months – were designed to look like compromised logins for well-known cloud software applications. Researchers found that the accounts are actively accessed within hours of the login credentials being posted online on phishing websites and forums…”

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