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I can see that as a real danger because I'm guilty myself of using the same email address for my sign-in at other websites and reuse the same password associated with the email account. Yes, I have not been practicing safe computing.

For years, for countless sites that really didn't matter, I used the same password. I stopped doing that a few years ago but I didn't go back and change them.

A few months ago I started getting emails with that password in the Subject, telling me that they hacked my computer and made videos of me doing nasty things, and all I had to do was pay them not to publish the videos. (I use a desktop system without a camera.)

So one or more sites where I used that password were hacked, and whoever bought the results figured on scaring the dickens out of people and maybe a few would pay.

I ignored them, of course. Except that I did change the password on many of the sites that still had that one.
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