Syrian President's Email Hacked Because of World's Worst Password

The Huffington Post, Friday, September 7, 2012 4:45 PM
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In February, over 3000 of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad were released to the Guardian. This week, the hacker who obtained the emails explained how he gained access to the President's account once he identified the President's personal email address. "You always call the heads of regimes morons, so let's try to work like morons," he told The Times of Israel. Immediately one of the hackers working on the project tried the password "1234" and successfully logged in.

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