During the past eight years, hackers have stolen the personal information of 7.1 billion online identities.
Think about it: 7.1 billon identities are stolen, although there are approximately 7.5 billion people living on this planet.
A recent survey of hackers found that weak passwords were what hackers exploit.
Is "password fatigue" to blame? Remembering and changing passwords regularly is one of the main sources of cybersecurity fatigue for users, meaning that many users do not follow password best practices because they find it too difficult. Because users have so many online accounts, many use the same password repeatedly for convenience. However, that leaves users vulnerable to hackers and identity thieves. Romita Majumdar "Poor password hygiene makes you a soft target for hackers," www.business-standard.com (Aug. 27, 2017).