Modernizing Authentication — What It Takes to Transform Secure Access
Cyber War News reports that hacker @smitt3nz, a.k.a. "rubber," recently claimed to have breached the Web site for the World Poker Tour Amateur Poker League (WPTAPL) and published 175,333 e-mail addresses and plain text passwords online (h/t Softpedia).
"175,333 unencrypted password's... when will people learn?" the hacker posted above the data dump, noting that 46,901 of the accounts share the same password, presumably a default reset password.
The e-mail addresses include several from government and military domains such as whitehouse.gov, cdc.gov, nasa.gov, dhs.gov, irs.gov, defence.gov.au, army.mil, navy.mil, usmc.mil and af.mil.
As Softpedia's Eduard Kovacs points out, let's hope they don't use the same passwords for their high-profile e-mail accounts.