Researchers’ tool uncovers website breaches

Researchers from the University of California San Diego (UCSD) designed a prototype system to determine if websites were hacked. They conducted their study and monitored over 2,300 sites from January 2015 to February 2017.

In the end, the system detected 1 percent, or 19 sites, were compromised, “including what appears to be a plaintext password compromise at an Alexa top-500 site with more than 45 million active users.” None of the sites disclosed the breach to their customers.

Read why the UCSD study is another harsh reminder about the dangers of password reuse on CSO.

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