The list was shared by the operator of a DDoS booter service. the list was compiled by scanning the entire internet for devices that were exposing their Telnet? port (23). Telnet sends password as plain text. we are still using clear text protocols in 2020? The hacker then may try using factory default usernames and passwords, as well easy-to-guess password combinations.

Source: Hacker leaks passwords for more than 500,000 servers, routers, and IoT devices | ZDNet

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