Stupid:Chairman of Hillary Clinton's pres campaign,John Podesta, used word "password' as password.Just announced in Julian Assange interview
— John R Lott Jr. (@JohnRLottJr) January 4, 2017
Using "password" for a password is not what got him hacked. He clicked on a phishing link and entered his info. His poor use of security was used in the interview as an example of how vulnerable and ignorant of cyber security these elites are.
It was not quite, but almost as bad. My understanding is that it was "p4ssw0rd" or something similar. But it doesn't really matter. Podesta wasn't hacked. He was phished.
But...but...What's "Password" in Russian, eh??
Podesta forwarded a phishing email to the IT guy, questioning its legitimacy. IT guy recognized it as phishing and told Podesta to change his password because the message was not legit, except in his haste he omitted the word "not." I don't believe it has been proved that Podesta actually fell for the phishing attempt.There are other messages where Podesta shares his login information with colleagues. Source of leak could very well have been internal.