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Security researcher from breach notification service Have I Been Pwned found massive database of email addresses and passwords, believe to have been circulating among hackers, on cloud storage service MEGA

February 7, 2019

Briefing:
  • Massive Data Leak – Troy Hunt, security researcher and founder of breach notification service Have I Been Pwned, found folder in cloud storage service MEGA called Collection #1 that contained nearly 22 million unique passwords and more than 772 million email addresses
  • Hacking Distribution – Link to folder has been posted on hacking forum, but has since been removed
  • Circulating Data – Database is collection of emails and passwords from numerous data breaches since 2008 from thousands of sources
  • Have I Been Pwned – Breached emails and passwords have been entered in Have I Been Pwned where people can check if their data has been leaked

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Cybercrime

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Accelerator: Cybersecurity
Sector: Information Technology
Organization: Have I Been Pwned
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Original Publication Date: January 17, 2019

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