There is no shortage of data breaches these days, think Marriott and Equifax, but one which has made a vast impact already in 2019 concerns this year's discovery of "Collection #1" – the largest public data breach by volume in history, with 772,904,991 unique emails and 21,222,975 unique passwords exposed.
With such notable breaches occurring so frequently, it is essential that organisations take proactive measures to effectively manage passwords, now more than ever. But, if the shoe was on the other foot, and you were (or even are?) a cyber-threat actor, what would you do with a bounty of passwords stolen during a breach? You might be crafty enough to perform a targeted brute force attack against the source, or try to monetise your list by selling it on the Dark Web. Read more..