Doug Bedell — July 31, 2017, 1:32 pm

Caught on the ‘Dark Web’ by Carelessness Over Passwords

The ‘Dark Web’ is defined as the part of the World Wide Web “that is only accessible by means of special software, allowing users and website operators to remain anonymous or untraceable.” That is, if the scamers use their passwords correctly.

Naked Security reports on some digital predators in the Netherlands who found their sites under the control of the Dutch Police, because they didn’t attend to their own passwords and didn’t use two-factor authentication on their accounts.

The Dutch police took down 16 shady operators not by using high-tech tricks, but by “simply reusing (web) credentials they’d already captured.” Oh my, whichever side of the law one’s on, security attentiveness matters.

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