UK: Top 500 Legal Firms Have Over a Million of Their Credentials Leaked on the Dark Web

Rafia Shaikh reports:

Hackers have dumped files in the Dark Web containing nearly 1.2 million email addresses and credentials from the UK’s top 500 law firms. Security researchers from RepKnight cybersecurity firm revealed earlier today that over 1,159,687 email addresses were found in these dump and over 80 percent of these were linked to leaked passwords.

The firm, however, adds that most of this data doesn’t come from any direct attacks and is a result of several third party breaches. But that doesn’t mean it isn’t damaging for the law firms who are now at risk of attacks since many of these passwords in plaintext are expected to work despite the security breach notifications.

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