Hypothetically, if you, a criminal, wanted to steal millions of dollars from a corporation, one place to start might be figuring out who it owes money to. Does it pay rent on any of its offices? How often does it make payments on the expensive software or equipment it leases? Which overworked account executive handles these payments and what would it take for her—eager to get home to her three kids after a long week—to accidentally authorize payment to you instead of the accounts she manages?
In January 2016, BuzzFeed News reported that dozens of Fitbit users’ online accounts had been attacked by hackers in December 2015. The cybercriminals used email addresses and passwords from third-party websites to log in to Fitbit accounts. Fitbit has since become one of the largest wearable companies in shipments, with other great performers including Apple and Xiaomi. The platform currently has around 28 million active users worldwide and has sold over 100 million devices. Furthermore, change the passwords of all the accounts on any other website where you used the same password.