Over 560 Million Passwords Discovered in Anonymous Online Database

Over 560 Million Passwords Discovered in Anonymous Online Database

Over 560 Million Passwords Discovered in Anonymous Online Database

A trove of more than 560 million login credentials has been exposed by a leaky database, researchers revealed on Tuesday, including email addresses and passwords stolen from as many as 10 popular online services.The dataset, which remains insecure, was first discovered this month by the Kromtech Security Center. It was further verified by Troy Hunt, a noted security researcher and the creator of “Have I Been Pwned,” a service that helps users determine whether their accounts have been compromised.Kromtech researcher Bob Diachenko told Gizmodo on Tuesday that the leaky database contains roughly 243.6 million unique email addresses, an overwhelming majority of which were compromised during previous (and since secured) data breaches at LinkedIn, DropBox, LastFM, MySpace, Adobe, Neopets, and Tumblr, among others.

Källa: Over 560 Million Passwords Discovered in Anonymous Online Database

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