16 Million Fortune 500 Passwords Added to Dark Web in 12 Months

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Web security company, ImmuniWeb says there are now over 21 million (21,040,296) stolen user credentials belonging to Fortune 500 companies available on the Dark Web – over 16 million (16,055,871) of which were compromised during the last 12 months.

The kicker? A massive 95 percent of the credentials contained unencrypted, or already bruteforced and cracked by the attackers, plaintext passwords, the company says.

(Over half of the broader publicly accessible data is “outdated or fake, or just comes from historical breaches in a false pretense to be newly compromised records” it notes however, although this may prove

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