The hackers posted a database of 773 millions of e-mail addresses and 22 million passwords
More 87 gigabytes of passwords and addresses was leaked. The data collected in the folder “Collection # 1” and uploaded it to a cloud service MEGA and “popular hacking forum”.
Hackers have built a formidable database of nearly 773 million e-mail addresses and 22 million unique passwords. This was told by Troy hunt, a specialist in the field of computer security. For the first time the Internet got 140 million addresses and 10 million passwords, other data were previously published.
According to the specialist, the collection was made in 2008 from leaks from thousands of different sources.
This extensive database will allow hackers to steal other people’s accounts. They can choose any website and automatically substitute combination of passwords and addresses. And given that users do not always pick passwords carefully, attackers special problems of burglary will not occur.
To check if your postal address is in the “Collection No. 1”, on the site of Troy hunt “Have I Been Pwned?”.
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