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Breach Alert Service: UK, Australian Governments Plug In

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Breach Notification , Breach Preparedness , Breach Response

Breach Alert Service: UK, Australian Governments Plug In Both Governments' Domains Now Centrally Monitored via 'Have I Been Pwned' Jeremy Kirk (jeremy_kirk) • March 5, 2018

Data breaches of online services involving usernames and passwords can have an immediate knock-on effect. Attackers can take the stolen credentials and try them on other services. If users have reused their credentials across services, attackers can potentially compromise many more of their accounts.

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For sprawling organizations such as governments, multiple sets of reused passwords could create even bigger problems, allowing attackers to access large data sets. For responders, acting quickly remains essential. But governments' very size can make that difficult.

To help, however, two government organizations - the U.K.'s National Cyber Security Center and the ...(continued)

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