Although not a hack per se, it was an example of how security can be blindsided by weaknesses that are hard to anticipate. That includes the poor passwords of friends and aassociates.
Could the attacks have been defended against?
"This should serve as a reminder to everyone that public email systems are accessible to the world and protected solely by a password. If that password is easily guessable, compromise is trivial," commented Zsacler ThreatLabZ Vp of security, Michael Sutton.
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