KnowBe4 Scam of the Week: Your Breached Passwords Are NOT Safe!
You lose if you reuse! The bad guys are using your breached passwords to access your online accounts. Even if a data breach happened years ago, the bad guys will attempt to use your breached passwords across all of your online accounts to see if they will still work – scary!
New research says more than 25 percent of consumers hit by a data breach later become victims of identity fraud. One of the easiest ways to help prevent identity fraud is to create unique and complex passwords for ALL of the online services you use, not just for the account that was compromised during a breach.
As creatures of habit, it’s easy for us to reuse old passwords. But, it’s even easier for bad guys to use this information against you. Be safe and don’t reuse passwords!
Let’s stay safe out there!
Stop, Look, and Think. Don’t be fooled.
The KnowBe4 Security Team