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Government Employees And Defense Contractors Still Have Got Bad Passwords, Report Says

March 17, 2023


A new report found that the number of breaches impacting .gov emails rose to 695 in 2022, a nearly 14 percent increase from the previous year, as a majority of government employees continued to practice poor cyber hygiene.

An estimated 61 percent of government employees with more than one password exposed in the last year had reused passwords across multiple accounts, according to the cybersecurity firm SpyCloud’s 2023 Identity Exposure Report.

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