Syrian President’s Email Hacked… His Password Was 12345

from the kind-of-thing-an-idiot-would-have-on-his-luggage dept

Well, this is rather incredible. With the news that Anonymous hacked the offices of the Syrian President and dumped a ton of emails online… comes the news that the hack was insanely easy. Why? Because, apparently, the password was 12345. No joke. Of course, that’s considered one of the worst passwords of all time. And, as pointed out by Lauren Weinstein, this is the exact same password that was immortalized by Dark Helmet (the original one, rather than our local Techdirt hero) as being the stupidest password he’s ever heard — and the “kind of thing an idiot would have on his luggage!”