Yesterday there was a post from the Trustwave SpiderLabs crew about discovery of compromised accounts due to their investigation of the Pony Botnet. This is another great example of how one must protect their account information by having complex passwords for websites. And if you have the same password in multiple places, an attacker could easily pivot into that account as well.

Part of the analysis was a review of the top used passwords and nearly 16000 accounts had the password of “123456”! Other top passwords in use were “123456789”, “1234”, “password”, “admin” and other simple number patterns.