IT security vendor Anomali, released a new report showing the volume of stolen credentials of FTSE 100 employees tripled In 2017, and a whopping 77% of the FTSE 100 were exposed with an average of 218 usernames and password stolen, published or sold per company.
In most cases the loss of credentials occurred on third party, non-work websites where employees reuse corporate credentials.
In May 2017, more than 560 million login credentials were found on an anonymous online database, including roughly 243.6 million unique email addresses and passwords.
The report shows that a significant number of credentials linked to FTSE 100 organizations were still left compromised over the three months following the discovery.
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