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Hacker Leaks More Than 500,000 Telnet Credentials

January 20, 2020 / CISOMAG
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As reported by ZDNet, a hacker who seems to be a DDoS-for-hire (DDoS booter) service operator, has published a massive list of 515,000 Telnet credentials consisting passwords of servers, home routers, and IoT (Internet of Things) devices. The published list also includes IP address of each device along with a username and password of its Telnet service. Telnet is a remote access protocol that can be used to control devices over the internet. The hacker compiled the leaked list by scanning the internet for devices exposing their Telnet port. He reportedly used two methods for finding the device credentials and generating the list.