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Database with 560 Million Passwords Leaked
« Reply #1 on: May 17, 2017, 02:17:29 AM »
Database with 560 Million Passwords Leaked
17 May 2017, 12:53 am

As if we weren't having a bad enough week in terms of digital security with WannaCry running wild across global computers, it has now been revealed that a new database containing passwords has been dumped online - all 560 million of them. 

Dubbed the "mother of all leaks" by folks over at the security research center MacKeeper, the database contains more than 560 million passwords. After running the set against Troy Hunt's Have I Been Pwned platform, it was also discovered that over 243 million unique emails were also in the database, almost every single one appearing in other breaches. 

According to MacKeeper, this seems to be just another giant database containing passwords collected from a variety of sources, including previous data breaches. It's what could be known as a "combo list' since it mixes information from multiple sources. 

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