- Mar 3, 2005
Did you use the same password across all those accounts? If not, how common of a password could they have been?
I would not be surprised if a government database was hacked.
No to the same password across all those accounts. I have not found any sign of someone accessing these accounts, they just appeared in the leak according to Apple's Security Alert.
Notable things from the my experience:
- The CA Edd and DMV were generated. The CA account I created to get my electric vehicle state rebate was not compromised which is also a Gov account.
- The Best Buy Credit Card was one of the accounts and those passwords were not common (generated with short words, symbols, and numbers.) The interesting thing was there was an HRSAccount that I could not log into with the compromised information because the account did not exist. Took me a moment but with a recent free annual report credit report I realized this was the financial institution for the Best Buy credit before it was handled by Citi. It appears both my current and previous Best Buy credit card accounts were on there.
- Steam, EVGA, and FPL for my Dad's place in Florida were short old old old 8 character passwords with numbers and letters and those were leaked.