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Old 08-04-2022, 04:02 AM
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Originally Posted by Renaud View Post
I don't understand what these people aim at when trying to hack a password on such a forum. Just for fun, as teenagers, or something else I cannot figure out?

A lot of it is automated. The idea is that if somebody lazy has used the same password on lots of sites then having it might potentially grant access to somewhere that the hacker can make some kind of financial gain. As well as that, the bot likely doesn't care what the site is; if it has a login it's worth trying to crack in.

Most personal information also has a value in the present day, and can be sold for various nefarious purposes ranging for targeted ads to wholesale identity theft.

If this all seems scattergun remember it's the same thinking as putting lots of guns in an aircraft and hoping that if enough rounds are shot in roughly the right direction they might hit something.
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