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Former hacker warns against password reuse

Former hacker warns against password reuse By Danny Bradbury   nakedsecurity.sophos.com

Kyle Milliken is back from jail, and he has some advice for you.

The 30-year-old hacker from Arkansas, according to his blog, at age 17 began phishing celebrity Myspace accounts and using them to send internet marketing spam. After earning $5,000 per week, he evolved to hack millions of email, forum, and social media accounts. Some of his largest thefts included Disqus (17.5 million), Kickstarter (5.2 million) and Imgur (1.7 million). He also claims to have hit Twitter and Pinterest among many others.