Even the United States was not safe from hacker attacks. E-mail and password of employees from 47 government agencies superpower was leaked and circulated on the internet.
The leak was sniffed by a data mining company Recorded Future by scanning 17 sites “pasting” (eg Pastebin) where ordinary hackers disclose information stolen, during November 2013 to 2014.
The results, found the combination of the following e-mail address password of 705 employees from 47 government agencies above.
“Leakage of this information on the Internet led to agencies it vulnerable to attack, including for espionage and phishing,” wrote Recorded Future is supported by the intelligence service CIA in a report.
Using the password data, hackers can also attack with brute force techniques to access the US Government network.
Of the 47 government agencies, as many as 12 were found not wearing two-factor authentication security that passwords belonging to employees prone to be stolen.
Analyst Scott Donnelly from the Recorder Future said, it had warned the parties at the relevant office at the end of last year, but he said he did not respond.