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Here's another thought:

Assuming the hackers are intent on using multiple accounts for whatever reason, they'll probably want inactive or moribund accounts -- the owner has passed away, for example, or perhaps forgot his access credentials and opened another account rather than try to recover access.

In that case, the hackers would log the accounts and then return later (days, weeks) to see if the compromise is still in place. Those that have their security restored would be discarded as being active, while those that are still compromised could be flagged as potentially useful in the future.

-awlabrador
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