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Data breach affects 773M Emails & 21M Passwords!Posted:

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There's no shortage of data breaches these days, but this one should make you sit up and pay attention. The newly discovered "Collection #1" is the largest public data breach by volume, with 772,904,991 unique emails and 21,222,975 unique passwords exposed.

The breach was first reported by Troy Hunt, the security researcher who runs the site Have I Been Pwned (HIBP), where you can check if your email has been compromised in a data breach. In his blog, Hunt says a large file of 12,000 separate files and 87GB of data had been uploaded to MEGA, a popular cloud service. The data was then posted to a popular hacking forum and appears to be an amalgamation of over 2,000 databases. The troubling thing is the databases contain "dehashed" passwords, which means the methods used to scramble those passwords into unreadable strings has been cracked, fully exposing the passwords.

It gets worse. Security reporter Brian Krebs reports that the Collection #1 trove is just a single offering from a seller who claims to have at least six more batches of data. Also, the Collection #1 data is said to be 2-3 years old, so not exactly the freshest but potentially still valuable to malicious actors. Including the Collection #1 data, Krebs writes, this person is selling "almost 1 Terabyte of stolen and hacked passwords."

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This is one of the bigger breaches in the past year or so.
And it does contain a lot of old databases but over 10 MILLION of the entries have been verified as unique, meaning they've never been put in a batch before so... still better safe than sorry.


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That's beyond crazy man, thanks for posting this cause I would of never found out about this lol. 773 Million? What kind of hacker is this?
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Blew wroteThat's beyond crazy man, thanks for posting this cause I would of never found out about this lol. 773 Million? What kind of hacker is this?


Yeah kinda wild. Basically he's been compiling hundreds of breaches into what he's calling "Collections"

The fact the dude is claiming to have more of them too.. which is scary as hell
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well dayum 773m passwords.. i cant even remember my email password. That poor hacker
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I was included in this checked my email and password on the website it tells you to go to
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My passwords were fine so don't think I was one of them
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Good god. Good thing my stuff wasn't breached..... yet
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this is quite scary.... hopefully i'm good
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Peer wrotethis is quite scary.... hopefully i'm good


Hahaha you'd probably know by now
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Sheesh man this man must have every account lost password 773mil passwords is alot man
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