Trustwave's Spiderlabs released data on over 2 million new user accounts which have been compromised by the latest botnet making the rounds (called Pony). With another breach of this size, the research team decided to do what every research team does - analyze the passwords. As we've spoke about before (in this post and other articles) passwords are still the number 1 way accounts get compromised. While having an easy password makes it, well, easy for the user, the same hold true for the hackers.
In the latest batch of breached accounts - 300K+ facebook accounts, 80K+ google accounts and even more alarming - almost 10K ADP payroll system accounts. Yes - 10K users of payroll service provider ADP have had their account IDs and passwords exposed.
The number 1 password: 123456 - which was almost 1% of the total accounts.