Microsoft has revealed that 1 out of 5
Microsoft accounts are now in the hands of hackers, but it's not because of any breach on their end, and those who have been breached have no one but themselves to blame. Instead, users who keep the same account and password across different websites are just asking for trouble
Microsoft's Eric Doerr says that it's imperitive that this changes, but we kind of doubt that it will; after 15 years of warnings, some people just never learn. Nowadays, though, the problem is growing worse than ever, thanks to high profile breaches like last week's attack on Yahoo
One of the first things a hacker does with a new account is go test it out on different services, and Doerr says that they manage to use their ill-gotten info to access other accounts about 20% of the time, or one in five accounts.