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TOP Misfortunate Passwords Of Fortune 500 Companies

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NordPass experts have named the most misfortunate passwords of Fortune 500 companies.

 

Researchers analyzed publicly available databases of compromised passwords that affected Fortune 500 companies. A total of 15,603,438 leaks were examined and segmented into 17 industries.

 

« Even the biggest players are struggling with password security. »

So, what did they find out:

 

  • How often Fortune 500 companies’ passwords were leaked.
  • What percentage of unique passwords in a particular industry.
  • What are the most popular passwords in the industry?

 

What they found out:

 

  • 20% of the passwords were the exact name of the company or one variant of the name.
  • « Vacation » is one of the most popular passwords in the healthcare industry.
  • In the hospitality industry, most passwords were for a company name or variant of it.
  • « Password » is one of the most popular passwords in all industries.
  • HR had the highest percentage of unique passwords at 31%.

 

TOP 10 WEAKEST PASSWORDS BY INDUSTRY:

 

1) Retail and e-commerce (number of leaks – 1,345,578; unique passwords – 26%)

  1. password
  2. aaron431
  3. 123456
  4. unknown
  5. shumon
  6. Company name*
  7. abc123
  8. default
  9. ABC123
  10. Company name1*

 

2) Energy sector (1,176,450 passwords leaked; 28% of unique passwords)

  1. password
  2. 123456
  3. aaron431
  4. pa55word
  5. snowman
  6. 12345
  7. linkedin
  8. default
  9. Pa55word
  10. password1

 

3) Technology and IT (leaks – 2 742 591; unique passwords – 28%)

  1. password
  2. research
  3. 123456
  4. aaron431
  5. Company name76*
  6. linkedin
  7. Company name123*
  8. career121
  9. pass1
  10. password1

 

4) Healthcare (total number of leaks – 1,424,317; unique passwords – 26%)

  1. 123456
  2. password
  3. Company name*
  4. aaron431
  5. 12345
  6. company name2012*
  7. company name2014*
  8. pass1
  9. company name*
  10. Company name*

 

5) Finance (3 606 310 passwords, unique passwords – 25%)

  1. password
  2. aaron431
  3. 123456
  4. student
  5. default
  6. 13pass13
  7. linkedin
  8. Profit
  9. sunshine
  10. ready2go

 

6) Telecom (546,592 leaks; 20% of unique passwords)

  1. 123456
  2. password
  3. cheer!
  4. password1
  5. 12345678
  6. abc123
  7. unknown
  8. Company name1*
  9. Company name*
  10. 123456789

 

7)Automotive Industry (461,095 leaks; unique passwords – 28%)

  1. 123456
  2. password
  3. aaron431
  4. Company name2002*
  5. 12345
  6. 123456789
  7. default
  8. penispenis
  9. 1234
  10. Company name*

 

8) Construction and Manufacturing (1,298,703 leaks; unique passwords – 24%)

  1. Company name*
  2. password
  3. aaron431
  4. 123456
  5. Company name eu*
  6. 123ccp
  7. pass1
  8. company name*
  9. Company name*
  10. Company name*

 

9) Aerospace (485,120 passwords – 485,120 leaks; unique passwords – 28%)

  1. 123456
  2. password
  3. aaaaaa
  4. cheezy
  5. 112233
  6. tingwei1
  7. 123456789
  8. 111111
  9. aaron431
  10. Company name*

 

10) Transportation and Logistics (429,331 leaks; unique passwords – 28%)

  1. Company name*
  2. password
  3. 123456
  4. aaron431
  5. Company name01*
  6. Company name123*
  7. Xxx company name*
  8. linkedin
  9. Company name123*
  10. Company name1*

 

11) Consumer Goods (942,289 passwords – 942,289 leaks; unique passwords – 27%)

  1. marino
  2. passport
  3. password
  4. Argentina
  5. 123456
  6. aaron431
  7. dummies
  8. Company name*
  9. Chile
  10. pass1

 

12) Chemical industry (237,593 leaks; unique passwords – 30%)

  1. password
  2. moo123
  3. 123456
  4. aaron431
  5. 12345
  6. linkedin
  7. default
  8. Company name*
  9. pass1
  10. sunshine

 

13) Agriculture (105,919 leaks; unique passwords – 30%)

  1. password
  2. aaron431
  3. Company name*
  4. 123456
  5. ozzymandius
  6. default
  7. jakubiak
  8. company name*
  9. republic
  10. august

 

14) Media and Advertising (114,457 leaks; unique passwords – 27%)

  1. password
  2. aaron431
  3. myspace1
  4. jesus1
  5. Company name*
  6. unwantedx1
  7. 123456
  8. default
  9. password1
  10. 4eVer22

 

15) Hospitality (420,636 passwords – 420,636 leaks; unique passwords – 29%)

  1. password
  2. 123456
  3. Company name123 *
  4. Company name*
  5. Company name*
  6. Hello123
  7. Company name 1*
  8. Company name*
  9. company name*
  10. company name1*

 

16) Real Estate (162,455 passwords, unique passwords – 29%)

  1. password
  2. 123456
  3. simon
  4. Company name2012*
  5. aaron431
  6. twilight1
  7. Welcome1
  8. Company name*
  9. simon1
  10. Company name*

 

17) HR (104,002 leaks; 31% unique passwords)

  1. password
  2. Kenzie14
  3. Company name123*
  4. Company name1234*
  5. welcome1
  6. 123456
  7. Company name*
  8. linkedin
  9. scooter
  10. Password

 

* This password is a company name or a variant of it (e.g., company name 2002). Experts did not provide the exact name of the company.

 

Source: NordPass

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