The password manager run by Norton has seen hackers breach its customers’ information in a credential-stuffing attack.

Credential stuffing is the automated use of stolen username and password pairs purchased online. Since many users will re-use the same password and username/email, this sort of thing is frequently successful.

Since these people reused passwords, they exposed their accounts. It didn’t have to happen, but they weren’t using secure password practices.


Elrod · January 14, 2023 at 10:07 am

It’s looking more and more like (as if it hasn’t looked like that for ****ing forever) trusting the security of anything on “someone else’s computer” (aka, ‘the cloud” or even “these computer experts over here”) is an incredibly stupid thing to do.

    Divemedic · January 14, 2023 at 10:57 am

    It doesn’t matter if YOU do, because someone does. Every business stores your information on their computer where it becomes a target for thieves. 70% of cyber crime involves on site and not cloud storage. The 3 most hacked items are:
    1 Outlook
    2 Meta (Facebook)
    3 Microsoft Office365

    Your bank, doctor, insurance company, even the local grocery and hardware stores all have data on you that can be breached. I have been victim of at least 8 breaches in the past several years: Home Depot, Equifax, Reincubate, and LastPass to name a few
    The best answer is to follow best practices.

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