Over 40,000 credentials for accounts on government portals around the world have been leaked online, and are most likely up for sale on the dark web.
Russian security firm Group-IB said usernames and cleartext passwords were available for various local and national government entities across more than 30 countries.
It’s not clear exactly how they were discovered, although the firm claims readily available keyloggers and info-stealing malware enabled the hackers responsible to harvest the info over time. It’s thought they may be part of an even bigger trove of sensitive data which has been refined for sale.
By Phil Muncaster
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