There are numerous records that many wish to break, but the latest data breach isn’t one of them. German officials have recently confirmed that police in northern Germany uncovered a large amount of stolen email addresses and passwords (18 million).
For those with a keen interest in data breaches, you’ll remember that it was just three months ago that Germany suffered a similar data breach involving 16 million records.
Believed to still be in active use, these credentials have been used for online purchases due to the victims using the same password across several online accounts.
Sources claim that three million of these records belong to German civilians.
This breach sheds further light on the need for better data protection in organisations, and much better password habits amongst civilians.