Chris Hadnagy

No Simple Fix for Password Reuse

The result of the recent LinkedIn, Tumblr and Myspace breaches will be a virtual crime wave as hackers take stolen credentials and unlock other accounts across the web, say experts.

SAN FRANCISCO– The news keeps getting worse for security firm HBGary Federal. Members of the online mischief-making group Anonymous posted another cache of 20,000 company e-mails Sunday, following a similar disclosure last week. But the real damage from the leak may be yet to come, as sophisticated attackers mine the email trove for information on the company’s business contacts, including U.S. military, intelligence and law enforcement organizations, that could be used later in targeted attacks.

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