itwbennett writes: A weekend data breach at the European Space Agency (ESA) by hackers calling themselves "Anonymous" has resulted in the release of 8,107 names, email addresses, and passwords of ESA supporters and researchers. "The leaked data highlights a troubling problem with regard to passwords used on the compromised domains," writes CSO's Steve Ragan. "Of the 8,107 passwords exposed, 39 percent (3,191) of them were just three characters long (e.g. 'esa', '469', '136', etc.)."
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