Top journalists’ email passwords made public, as scandal impacts over 200,000

Graham Cluley
Graham Cluley
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Repeat after me: You should not use the same password on multiple websites.

That’s an important lesson that thousands of bloggers are having to learn the hard way, after an extraordinary story broke in Sweden that involves Twitter, politics, password security and allegations that members of the national media were being spied upon.

Here’s the facts that we know so far.

Right-wing MP William Petzäll left the Sweden Democrats (SD) party late last month, announcing that he would be an independent member of parliament.

The news came following a very public struggle Petzäll had had with alcohol and prescription drug abuse.

Earlier this week, the 23-year-old politican was forcibly committed into care against his will, as he was deemed to be at risk of harming himself or others.


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Graham Cluley is a veteran of the cybersecurity industry, having worked for a number of security companies since the early 1990s when he wrote the first ever version of Dr Solomon's Anti-Virus Toolkit for Windows. Now an independent analyst, he regularly makes media appearances and is an international public speaker on the topic of cybersecurity, hackers, and online privacy. Follow him on Twitter, Mastodon, Threads, Bluesky, or drop him an email.

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