Anti-government feeling inspires dump of employees’ usernames and passwords

Oops. Drafted this yesterday, but never posted it. I’m old, I forget…

Hex00010 of TeaMp0isoN dumped a bunch of foreign government employees’ usernames, e-mail addresses, and passwords on Pastebin. The passwords for Australian legislators and officials are in clear-text; those for other countries or organizations may be encrypted or decrypted, variously.

Checking them out, I see that most of this appears to be old data. But given how many people re-use passwords, I hope these folks change their passwords, especially if they are still in government employ.

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