Microsoft: 81 percent of cyber attacks due to weak or compromised passwords

Originally published at: https://www.myce.com/news/microsoft-81-percent-of-cyber-attacks-due-to-weak-or-compromised-passwords-86172/

A whopping 81 percent of all cyberattacks are due to weak or stolen passwords, according to Microsoft in a blog about its Threat Protection service. Because many users use the same passwords on multiple websites, the compromised login credentials can be used to access other accounts of the user as well.