How we phished a 20 billion Euro company out of 79% of their passwords

This article originally appeared on, and was featured by Medium, and the Belgian technology publication Data News. Disclaimer: We were asked to do this, encrypted (and salted) the sensitive data, never saw, had or stored any non-encrypted sensitive data, and we had some inside help. We loudly applaud this initiative from this company, security, like punctuation and proper grammar, matters. A leading player in its industry, with a turn-over of an impressive 20 billion Euro annually, asked us to do something special for their IT operations management/InfoSec meetup in Hannover, Germany. Information security, sometimes shortened to InfoSec, is the »