A Hacker Leaked Passwords for more than 500,000 devices


These days, nothing is safe. Two weeks ago we reported that PayPal was even having security issues. Now, it looks like a hacker has released passwords for more than 500,000 devices.

The list of devices include servers, routers, and even internet-connected devices. The list was published on a popular hacking forum, which included exactly 515,000 accounts. On the list, details included ip addresses, usernames, and passwords. Using this, people could remotely control some devices.

According to a post over at ZDNet, the list was compiled by scanning the internet for devices that were exposing their Telnet port. After this, the hacker then tried using default passwords, as well as using easy-to-guess combinations.

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